The silkies have stolen another soul....

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by KDbeads, Nov 26, 2009.

  1. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
    The 3 little silkies here that hatched early this morning, who aren't even 24 hours old yet, have already worked their evil magic and have stolen hubby's soul [​IMG]

    He was in charge of checking the chicks while I cooked and cleaned, making sure they were where they were supposed to be, handling them, checking brooder temps etc (I had to give him a job, he was driving me nuts this morning). After dinner, I'm on the phone with my mom letting her know I hatched out a new batch and 3 of them would look like her shih-tzu in a few months, she knew exactly what I hatched when I said that [​IMG] Hubby decided to take a nap while I was on the phone.

    Once he got up he brings in the smallest silkie with a strange look on his face and proceeds to ask.....

    "I like these silkies. Think we can just raise them instead of all the rest of the breeds?"

  2. sillyaboutchickens

    sillyaboutchickens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 16, 2009
    Oh, that is so funny! You should post some pics!! My daughter has been begging, BEGGING us to get a silkie. I believe we wouldn't be to get just one.
  3. KDbeads

    KDbeads Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2009
    East Central VA
  4. kezabel

    kezabel Chillin' With My Peeps

    We have six silkie eggs under one of our broody bantam cochins Fiffie, they have been under her 10 days now and I can't wait for them to hatch!!! I have been researching what to do once they hatch because they are still in the main coop with the other 3 bantam hens. My hubby thinks I'm chick crazy because thats all I seem to talk to him about at the moment, and I was thinking of building them a broody box for mumma hen and her eggs or putting a lip on the nesting box so when the chicks hatch they won't fall down the 30 cm drop and putting a ramp in for when they do go down from the nesting box so they can get back up. I'm still really worried about the other hens attacking the chicks when they arrive.

    I have no Idea what colour ours are going to be but I can wait to see!!! I just had a look at your 3 lil ones and they are so adorable [​IMG]
    Last edited: Nov 26, 2009
  5. chixie

    chixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 6, 2009
    kountze texas
    my hubby pretty much stays away from my silkies... my two barred rock babies are thoe ones he has gotten attached to(we call them our red neck parrots)
  6. DWH

    DWH Out Of The Brooder

    Sep 26, 2009
    Yeah silkies can do that so you better watch your back (It's too late for me)[​IMG]
  7. PurpleChicken

    PurpleChicken Tolerated.....Mostly

    Apr 6, 2007

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