Articles from Shayna

My Silkies and Showgirls This page is dedicated to my chickens. I absolutely love taking pictures of them! I am working with paint silkies, and there is a black bearded showgirl now laying, and she was originally hatched from paints. There are also several nice black silkies in here since breeding paint to black is believed to help pigment issues and can improve quality with the right breeding. Some may appear solid white in photos, but they all have spots, some more than others. Paints...
We've finished our coop and run for our Silkies, Showgirls, and Guineas! We wanted something very predator proof that provided a safe space to sleep when they can not be free ranging and for protection from weather. The guineas free range most of the daytime for tick control, but the chickens only get to come out of the run when we can watch them so they are safe. See the bottom of the page for the links to pictures of the flock.) First step- move an old shed we no longer needed all the...
Meet Our Guineas We acquired them as little keets the summer of 2011, to help with our very bad tick problem, since we live in a wooded area. The guineas free range during the day and come in at night to sleep in the secured run on the branches at the end. We have two of just about every color - pinto, porcelain, pearl, royal blue, lavendar, voilet, chocolate, buff dundotte, coral blue, and slate. We also have silkies, just because they're just so darn irresistable. Since they make...
This page is of chicks hatched from eggs from my paint silkie/ showgirl flock: THANK YOU to everyone who's given me permission to use pictures of their hatches from my eggs! Cjexotic hatched December 2011 (excluding lavendar on the far left): More chicks Cjexotic hatched February 2012 (excluding lavendar on the far left): Paint Showgirl in front center was hatched from my flock's eggs: These were also hatched from my eggs excluding brown/partridge chick in center and one to the right of...
Meet my silkie chickens. There are a few black silkies, and the rest are paint. There are three showgirls. I have three roosters in with my ladies, one of them is a paint showgirl. They all enjoy spending their days picking around at the fruit and veggie puree extract I bring them from our juicer. They also love their BOSS (black oil sunflower seed), cracked corn, and safflower seed mix that they get in addition to their chicken feed. Of course grit is always available and oyster shell...
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