Why I love my silkie

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by laughingllama75, Nov 2, 2009.

  1. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have several silkies....some show quality and some not. I just like having them around becuase they are quiet, friendly and cute. I also LOVE them for thier broody-ness. Case in point: today, after waiting 21 days for my brassyback OEG to hatch out her eggs I hit paydirt. Well, sort of. The minute the chicks started hatching, the hen started screaming at them and killed one...while trying to get the others out of the nest. [​IMG]
    So, here I am thinking NOW WHAT? [​IMG] So, I decided to try them with my dark blue silkie hen that is a great mom (not broody right now but thought I would chance it). I went and got her, let her hear the chicks peeping and [​IMG] she jumped right on the nest and started clucking to them. that was at 6 am, and I just went and checked on them and 2 more hatched and she is in full broody/protection mode!! [​IMG]
    So anyway, I just wanted to share. [​IMG]
     
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  2. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That's awesome!!!! [​IMG]
     
  3. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks. [​IMG]
    I will get pics later, I didn't want to disturb her bonding just yet. She is such a pretty hen, I am going to breed her to my really nice blue roo (now that he is mature) but, as fate has it.....she is going to be a "foster mom" first.
     
  4. silkiechick236

    silkiechick236 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great, love pics! I love my little silkies.[​IMG]
     
  5. suburbanchx

    suburbanchx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are the best![​IMG] They are just sooo pretty! I have a 7 month old white silkie
     
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  6. LCwilson

    LCwilson Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i love silkies. i have a black silkie hen that is just like tht. will adopt anything at any time!
    cant wait to c pics!!!
     
  7. ChicknJ

    ChicknJ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that is the coolest thing. That silkie mom deserves some serious treats, can't wait for the pics, but I'll be glad to wait while they bond

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  8. AHappychick

    AHappychick Wanna-be Farmer

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    wow that is so cool!!
     
  9. storminthenight

    storminthenight Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Aww, what a great hen.
    I just got my first silkies, I hope they turn out to be good moms like yours [​IMG]
     
  10. IcedMochaChick

    IcedMochaChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Silkies are awesome! Nothing can beat their sweet, gentle nature [​IMG]
     

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