2 mo old silkie mothering day olds? UPDATED PG 2

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shuizar209, Nov 5, 2010.

  1. shuizar209

    shuizar209 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 11, 2009
    We just got a bunch of chicks today and they are being mothered by my 2 month old silkie. Is this weird to you. She fits 9 chicks under her comfortably and she is just a tiny little thing. I have pics Ill post them after im done baking cookies. It looks socute.




    Last edited: Nov 30, 2010
  2. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    I don't have any silkies, but I've read about young ones like yours "adopting" chicks before. It seems like they truly are broody machines and love to have something to mother. Looking forward to the pictures. [​IMG]
  3. FuzzyButtsFarm

    FuzzyButtsFarm Rest in Peace 1950-2013

    Adorable. [​IMG] She's gona be an awesome Mom. [​IMG]
  4. ekemily

    ekemily Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 8, 2010
    Fairhope, AL
    She is soooo adorable!! Thanks for posting the pics! [​IMG]
  5. Miz Mary

    Miz Mary Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 1, 2008
    Pacific NW
    How did you figure out the hen wanted to mother ?! Do you just put her in with the chicks and see what happens ??? Was she broody ?? I have my first silkies, and want to get more in the spring ...... GREAT info !!!
  6. Kittymomma

    Kittymomma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 9, 2009
    Olympia, WA
    Love the pics, Thanks for posting them!!

    ETA: My 10 year old son looked at the pics too and now he says we have to get silkies too...DH will not be happy, but then again I snuck a peachick in awhile back and it was two months old when he noticed that it was a funny looking turkey. [​IMG] I take care of and buy everything for the birds so he doesn't have much to say about it unless I need to bring something into the house--I figure he should have a vote there since the noise and mess when that happens is something we all have to deal with.
    Last edited: Nov 6, 2010
  7. goatranch

    goatranch Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 8, 2009
    Awww!! These pictures brought tears to my eyes. We had a pretty white silkie that really didn't fit in with the other chickens. She was almost 4 months old and did the same thing. She brooded 12 chicks and 4 baby peachicks. We were so excited for her to have babies of her own. Sadly, she was killed by a nasty daschund before she could even lay her first egg. We miss her very much. She started our love for silkies, but we will never find one like her. It looks like you are going to have a sweet little bird!! Thanks for sharing your pictures!
  8. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

    Sep 20, 2009
    Pride, La.
    That is SO cute!! [​IMG]
  9. ThePolishPrincess

    ThePolishPrincess Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've heard of Silkie males doing the parenting but I've never heard of such a young bird actually taking care of chicks. She's just a baby herself!

    Amazing-thanks for the pics.
  10. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    That is so cute. I keep looking for signs of maternal love in my two silkies (22 weeks old), but alas, I'm sure I have the world's only non-maternal silkies. [​IMG]

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