My shoulder is a mess from all the raking, etc. Don't tell my surgeon!
Lots of people here on the thread raise silkies. They'll know what to do with keeping them all together or not.
That brings me to my current chicken problem. Lavinia is 3 weeks behind the bigger chicks and will be 3 weeks ahead of the next batch. She's bonded with the bigger chicks, but they're getting to be big enough to go out to the hen house - in their own separate area. I can't possibly send Lavinia out there, but she'll freak if I leave her alone. What do you all think of keeping one of the bigger chicks with her in the house and sending the other two out to the coop? Blanche sort of watches over Lavinia, so I'd keep them together. Or should I have the ever agreeable Bobby build a bigger brooder box to keep everyone in here until Lavinia is ready to go out to the coop? Since there are 15 eggs in my incubator at the moment, I think I should go with the bigger brooder box no matter what.
I should go to the thrift shop and see what I can find. Maybe a small bookcase that I can lay flat with the shelves out...
I like the idea of at least one indoor brooder buddy for Lavinia until she's old enough to go outside. Sounds to me like you will definitely need a BIG brooder when the next generation hatches!!
All that chickie goodness. Lucky girl!!!