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Pocket Sized Silkie Gang

By UglyYellow, Feb 21, 2012 | Updated: Feb 21, 2012 | | |
  1. UglyYellow
    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!

    The GANG:

    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! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

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  1. Chicka and Co
    Gorgeous silkies!
  2. CedarCluck
    You know to be honest I am not really all that fond of silkies, but you have raised some beautiful silkies and those are awesome pictures. My bf wants us to get a silkie, and maybe I just might consider it now lol
  3. chickenlover237
    adorable! I would love to have some silkies but it might be awhile before I can convince my parents... planning and waiting...
  4. Chickenpro123
    i like silkies there my favorit
  5. willowbranchfarm
    Very cute chicks/chickens
  6. EggTooth
    I am a Connie too =)
    I just ordered my first set of chicks recently and they arrived yesterday safe and sound! I ordered from mypetchicken.com and they supposedly have a smaller-than-usual minimum order and a special heat pack they put in with the chicks. I was very happy with them. I had to order six being in calif, although they still arrived next day. If you're closer to wherever they are, the minimum is 3 chicks. You'd have to check on availability dates for your silkies, but they go into Sept./ Oct. for the breeds I looked into
  7. Cluckker
    Hi I am kinda new to chickens .. I have a few. I live in Reno Nv I would like to buy some silkie any one have an Ideal .. the feed stores around here said they are not ordering anymore chicken this year that how much I know about chickens.. LOL can any one tell where on line to order them .. thanks .. connie
  8. chicktalk1
    Adorable.I hope to be adding some silkies to my chicken family soon!
  9. HisMorbidDesire
    WWW!!! there so cute. i want more Silkies Myself, my mom really likes ours
  10. EggTooth
    I am going to have my 8 year old read your names for inspiration. We just got our six new girls today (one day old) I've banned "poofy" and like names but am allowing her to name two. (my husband and I each get to name two as well) Thank you so much for sharing!

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