Your cuckoo silkie pullets aren't black barred, are they? So, I guess you decided to take the new job?
Good job trying to help the abandoned chickens!
and other Orp fans ~ I took these photos yesterday. I decided to put titles on my photos because the other night when I pulled old orp photos to show ChicagoClucker, I had to figure out dates, how old they were, etc. so I thought this would be easier for my feeble mind.
Goofus and Gallant
I’ve decided that my duo, Bonbon her hatched chick, Screech are like Highlights magazine’s “Goofus and Gallant”! Screech being Goofus (she copied her bad manners from @ellymayRans
’s Olive Eggers--haha), and Bonbon is like well-behaved Gallant. They still sleep in their own little coop, but are a part of the rest of the flock during the day. When I bring out a plate with treats, Screech will run up first right past the flock leader and jump onto the plate and start eating!
Below: These two are "tight as ticks"! When Bonbon was broody the first time, I added Eliza to the flock. Since Bonbon was preoccupied, Adeline and Eliza became fast friends.