SILKIES = GOOD FOSTER MOM(PIC HEAVY)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by BantyChickMom, Nov 11, 2007.

  1. BantyChickMom

    BantyChickMom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 25, 2007
    Henderson, NC
    I've never had silkies but bought 2 4 weeks old last week.
    I recently hatched out 2 batches of my own eggs that are a week apart.
    So I have 3 12 day olds and 4 4 day olds and the 2 silkies. I had them all in seperate brooders but took them all out together last night to let them run around and play.

    I've read that silkies are excellent broodies and moms/foster moms, but at 4 to 5 weeks old?

    Take a look at these pics!!

    Here are most of the chicks
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    Then, it started with just one baby,
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    Then the others joined in
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    At one time this little silkie had 4 chicks under her and she [​IMG]
    didn't seem to mind at all!! (count the chicks in next to last pic)

    Come on guys, isn't 4 weeks just a little early for the mommy thing to start showing?
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    WOW! That is so sweet! Maybe it's more of a "sibling" thing rather than a "mommy" thing? Very cute!
     
  3. JenniferJoIN

    JenniferJoIN Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is too cute!
     
  4. chickflick

    chickflick Overrun With Chickens

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    That is just waaaay tooooo cute!!! Most adorable I've seen!! All I can say is......Awwwww:jumpy
     
  5. chickenworld

    chickenworld Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is so cuuuuuuute. I love them!![​IMG][​IMG]
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Haha, the little guys are probably cold and saw the huge fuff ball and thought HEAT!!!. The silkie's probably like, what is that!?!?! They aren't old enough yet to think about pecking the little guys crazy. Sure is cute though. And if they turn out male, they aren't old enough to be embarrassed about it.
     
  7. SloCrevs

    SloCrevs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That is absolutely adorable!
     
  8. Fancy Feather Poultry

    Fancy Feather Poultry Cooped Up

    May 30, 2007
    I think the the youngest chickys just think that the older silkies were just there mommaa
     
  9. lurky

    lurky Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    OMG that is soooo cute!!! another pic of the week. there is going to have to be a pic of the day if people keep getting such cute photo's!!!!
     
  10. jenlynn4

    jenlynn4 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 12, 2007
    PA
    ROFLMAO!!! Thats silkies for you! Its in there blood! [​IMG]
     

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