8 week old broody silkie! Just call me Dr. Frankenchicken. Mua haa haa

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Camelot Farms, Dec 15, 2010.

  1. Camelot Farms

    Camelot Farms Chickenista

    The story of my success...

    4 days ago my 8 week old Blue Silkie Pullet came down with Wry Neck. *sigh*
    Brought her in the house, sent hubby for some E and Selenium.
    Put her in a cockatiel cage and hoped for the best.

    Daily dosages have her looking up...pun intended. [​IMG]

    Yesterday my mama silkie in the barn decided to give up taking care of her 2 chicks. Its below 0 out there.
    Even though I swore no chicks in the house this year, I dragged the 2 shivering quivering 3 week old fuzzballs into the house.

    What to do with them?

    Hmmmm...well, there is a silkie in the cockatiel cage.
    VOILA!! Broody Silkie!!

    24 hours later, my 2 chicks are happily snuggled underneath the Wry Neck Silkie all cozy and warm.
    Wry Neck Silkie not very impressed but those little fuzzballs are tenacious!
    And its a cockatiel cage...its not like she can get away and the Wry Neck keeps her from pecking them to death cause...well...she just cant control her head enough to get at them.

    Just call me Doc.
    Mua haa haaaaa...
  2. Jajika

    Jajika Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 24, 2007
    Northern California
    Wow---this is a great story. Thanks for sharing.

    You are very clever as well as loving. I'm glad you broke your rule and brought the babies in. It would
    have been cruel to let them freeze because Mom decided she'd had enough.

    Looks like it will be a happy ending for all.

    Good for you.

  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas

    Knows now how to get a broody! [​IMG]
  4. MissJenny

    MissJenny Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 11, 2009
    Cincinnati, Ohio
    LOL I'm impressed!


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