Wierd Silkie Question

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by kris41, Oct 29, 2008.

  1. kris41

    kris41 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have kind of a wierd question for you all.

    I recently picked up a young (10 week) sizzle boy and brought him home. I didn't want to put him in with the big guys yet, so he is in the house. I also didn't want him to be lonely, so I brought in my silkie girl (I think) who is just under 6 months for some company.

    Now here is the wierd part. Everytime I look at them my silkie is sitting on the baby. At first I thought it was her idea, but now he seems to be the one crawling in under her. He just hangs out and eats and sleeps right under her.

    Is this normal? She hasn't given us any eggs yet and it is plenty warm in the house so I can't believe that he is cold. Any ideas? Here is a picture I took last night of them. You can only see his little head poking out.

    Thanks.

    Kristie

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  2. ChickyBabe

    ChickyBabe Out Of The Brooder

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    oh that's sweet [​IMG] of her shes taking her as one of her own. I think shes just a little over protective:cd. Have you tried moving the baby chick [​IMG]? the chick might need some sun light. other then that its ok.[​IMG]
     
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  3. kris41

    kris41 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks.

    She isn't really protective. They are both held by all of us many times a day. My 3yo loves the fact that there are chickens in the house that she can love on. It really seems like he is the one crawling in there. Do you think she will still mother him like this when I move them back out with the big chickens?

    Kristie
     
  4. kris41

    kris41 Out Of The Brooder

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  5. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    That kind of behavior right there is why I want Silkies. They are just precious!!!
     
  6. KellyHM

    KellyHM Overrun With Chickens

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    My 2 10-wk-old Silkie chicks still sleep in the nest with mom...while she's sitting on 8 more eggs! However, they come out and do their own thing during the day.
     
  7. kris41

    kris41 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks. At least now I know it's nothing to worry about. Everytime my daughter goes to see them, I hear her saying.... Get off my baby Cocoa. I just laugh.

    Kristie
     
  8. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    It may be that the little boy is scared. Chickens sure do not like change. If he's the one crawling under, and your hen doesn't mind, i would just let him take his own sweet time adjusting. It looks like a very comfortable spot! [​IMG]
     
  9. swtangel321

    swtangel321 ~Crazy Egg Lady~

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    awwww, That is so so sweet [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Would love to see more pics of them !! Just goes to show chickens can/do love each other !!
     
  10. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I think it's one of those things that silkies just do. A few of my grown hens sleep under the roos and one pullet sleeps under her sister......
    It sure does look cute!
     

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