A first time Chicken Mama - I started with two, day old chicks....Miss Mimolette and her bestie Lady Rene.
Lady Rene ended up being not such a lady (SURPRISE!)....and Mimolette lost her best rooster friend to a nice home in the country.
She was heartbroken, and became a delightfully needy pet. But lonely.
So we got her some babies...and gifted a couple of them to our friend who had just tragically lost three of her chickens.
Now I'm a proud chicken Mama...
5 happy chickens.
They're just getting big enough now to free range on clover in our yard on the weekends.
I sit outside watching them, doing art, and scaring away the cats. They should all be laying sometime in March!
Mimolette [Blue Silkie]...loyal (she runs to me), usually quite moody, #1 Mama Hen
Queen Fadonna aka Queeny [Red Silkie - giant hat]...wishes she was #1 Mama hen, adventurous, most photogenic
Butternut [White Silkie]...great for holding, tame, very tall with a pointy tail (this is most concerning), the awkward kid in school
Silverstien [Splash Silkie]...falls asleep when you hold her, scaredy cat, shy/timid, delightfully adorable, has 11 toes
Headband [Partridge Silkie]...camera shy, loner, doesn't even bother with playing those silly pecking order games
I would love to hear what you think of my little makeshift chicken family!