Someone should have warned me!

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by gritsar, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Warned me how very ugly (not quite a strong enough word) silkies are when they are feathering out!

    Taking care of the chicks in their front porch brooder is one of only two things I do before my morning coffee; the other thing is breathing.

    I have 2 three week old silkies in the brooder with the rest of the gang, a red one and a blue one. The silkies are getting their feathers (fur?) in now and man oh man are they ugly! Hair sticking out in every direction. Look like an explosion at the beauty parlor. Hard to take it all in before having coffee.

    Now I know why they go broody alot as adults. It's to thank us humans for putting up with their ugliness as babies. [​IMG]
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Picture of them in all their glory? For those of us who are not......ehm..blessed with them. [​IMG]
     
  3. suburbanminifarm

    suburbanminifarm Songster

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    Aaaaah, the "ugly teenager" stage, as my DD likes to call it.....hideous aren't they?
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:I have to move quickly this morning because we have to leave before long to take the boys to the vet. I'll try to get pics of the beasties this afternoon.
     
  5. Zahboo

    Zahboo Simply Stated

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    Yep, try raising sizzles! They turn pretty at maybe 12 week?
     
  6. Yeah, I know, that's why I bought mine when they were way past that stage. [​IMG] For an animal that grows up to look kind of cute and be very useful, they don't have glamorous beginnings...
     
  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:Amen. I didn't get pics of them today. They're all asleep right now. I may go snag them out of the brooder unawares or wait till tomorrow.
     
  8. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

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    Quote:Yep mine are entering that stage eeeeeeeeewwwwwwwwww ick LOL
     

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