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Does my Silkie think my Frizzle is its baby?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by msgenie516, Dec 20, 2008.

  1. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Hi,

    For the last two days, I have seen something very puzzling going on in the coop.

    In a corner where some Silkies usually "hang out" (because there are usually some eggs there, and YOU KNOW how they LOVE eggs), I have been finding one of my Silkies actually sitting right on top of my Frizzle! The Frizzle does not look upset but I think it is a little odd--I have never seen anything like it before!

    Luckily, the Silkie is very light so I don't think she could harm the Frizzle. I believe the Frizzle is part Silkie, as she has 5 toes and has always acted like a Silkie. But she is about the same size as the Silkie and I don't know if the Silkie could possibly think this is her baby!

    This just started happening so I'm not positive if the Silkie is broody but it is very likely, as I have 7 Silkie hens and it seems that there is at least one broody one at any given time. Could it be possible the Frizzle is broody also? I have seen broody hens staying together, but never with one RIGHT ON TOP of the other. I mean, she really covers this Frizzle so she can hardly be seen.

    Thanks for any input! Genie
     
  2. ChickLuver

    ChickLuver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have no clue but, thats too cute!!!
     
  3. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

    Jul 11, 2008
    [​IMG] Sounds so cute, like she is trying to keep her warm !!


    Is the frizzle younger than the silkie ? Is the frizzle sitting on any eggs and then the silkie is sitting on top ?
     
  4. msgenie516

    msgenie516 The Happy Hen

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    Quote:It is cute! [​IMG]

    I think the Frizzle may have been attempting to lay (she has been a pretty good layer) or she could have been sitting on some eggs (it is a favorite laying spot) but I couldn't see under them at the time to make sure and I didn't want to disturb them.

    The Frizzle is younger than the Silkie. The Silkies were full-grown and laying in April (when I got them) and the Frizzle was probably born just about then.

    Thanks for your reply! Genie
     

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