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Shorty the Silkie

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by CityGirlintheCountry, Jun 21, 2008.

  1. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Shorty is my 6 week old blue silkie. She's always been about half the size of the other silkie. She's a tiny, tiny little chicken. It doesn't stop Shorty though. She's right in the middle of everything and generally gets her way! Her neck feathers are still coming in so she's still a bit scraggly. [​IMG]


  2. amystours

    amystours Songster

    Feb 23, 2008
    Alexandria, Louisiana

    My black Silkie is awfully short, too...well, maybe I should just say "petite"...lol
  3. silkieluver_07

    silkieluver_07 Songster

    Jan 31, 2008
    Shes adorable~!
  4. Kanchii

    Kanchii Songster

    So cute! I've had a sort of 'midget' silkie before too XD
  5. pixiechick

    pixiechick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Jonesborough, TN
    Love your little "pocket silkie"[​IMG]
  6. CityGirlintheCountry

    CityGirlintheCountry Green Eggs and Hamlet

    Jul 7, 2007
    Middle TN
    Thanks, y'all!
    She's a cutie pie! She tickles me being so tough and determined. Did y'all find that your mini chickens were the toughest?
  7. angelmarie

    angelmarie Songster

    Jun 3, 2008
    Quote:My silkie will kick ME off the bed if she's mad enough... (PMS) Poultry Maniac Sydrome [​IMG]
  8. beckysuzp

    beckysuzp In the Brooder

    Jun 17, 2008
    Altmar, NY
    Mini-chickens - lol! I just had to share after that! I got a delivery of 27 chicks on Monday. The two smallest are my two Sultans, the tiniest of which I was very unsure of whether she would make it through the first couple nights. She kept getting trampled, so I seperated her and a couple others the first night. She was so small, she'd step in the edge of the waterer and take three or four tries to get back out - had me worried. Now though, she certainly holds her own! 12 of the chicks I got are meat birds and about 5 times her size already - so she just jumps on top and over them to get where she wants to be - including the feeder!! And when she wants to cuddle, you can watch her zoom right under the bigger chicks and pick her spot. The 'runt' has turned into my favorite already!! Now just cross your fingers that 'she' is really a SHE!!! lol And that my other little Sultan is a roo and I'm all set!!
  9. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess


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