Silkies really are evil, aren't they?

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Jan 18, 2011.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Not having ever dealt with a broody silkie before, I was sure people were exaggerating when they called silkies "evil". I mean the sweet little things, so cute, how could they be evil?

    Now sweet little Jethro is broody. Does she stay in the nestbox I put her in, the one just the right size for a silkie?

    Nooooooooooooooooooo! Jethro has to hog the biggest, honkin' nestbox, the only one big enough for the meatie pullets to use, the one that can hold two meaties and another pullet besides comfortably. Everybody's favorite nestbox, yeah that one.

    This morning I figured out why she's doing it. By using the favored nestbox and the other birds continuing to lay in it, Jethro gets herself a big ol' collection of eggs without the work. They lay em, she snatches em.

    Evil, EVIL bird. [​IMG]
     
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    Well, she just expects you to go buy and assemble another one. **** silkie foot tapping****

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    That one is HERS. Ahem.
     
  3. cozycritters

    cozycritters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silly girl!

    Now I'm scared, I have a bunch of silkie eggs in the incubator [​IMG]
     
  4. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Evil Genius


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  5. Imp

    Imp All things share the same breath- Chief Seattle

    Be careful Gritty, they have alien mind control powers.
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  6. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Quote:She beat me to it. Get busy, woman! [​IMG]
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I am now more convinced than ever I will never get any silkies. They're not even chickens. Or, if they are, they are the poodles or Pomeranians of the chicken world.

    Cochins and frizzled Cochins are about as pouffy a chicken breed as I can handle.

    But you do have my sympathies, Gritty.
     
  8. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Ahh, but when they get soaking wet and you have to go out and towel dry them? They coo while you hold them and dry them off. [​IMG]
     
  9. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Linda, by my calculations, Jethro laid a total of FIVE (5!) eggs before she went broody.

    She will now proceed to be broody for the rest of her life, just to spite me.


    Sure you don't want a silkie???
     
  10. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Nope. And now I'm glad I got that incubator out of the house - it must have "magical" properties!
     

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