Fodder, Fostering and Friends


My granddaughter Alexa’s two special furry chickens disappeared a while ago. Her and Tuey had”found” them on their first adventure to Magnolia Bird farm together. These two blue silkies were very sweet and would sit on your feet begging to picked up if you stood still very long at all.

One of Lexi’s Furry Chickens

Ever since losing them we have been wanting to get Alexa another Silkie or two. or maybe five?

Silkie Chickens

The first 3

These 3 came from a really nice young woman who is a Vet Tech and loves chickens.

Black Silkies

and 2 more makes 5

These two came from a breeder of show quality birds who also does a lot of rescue work and has an amazing place up on Mt. Charleston.

So now Lexi has Furry Chickens again, we relocated the juvenile aviary to the fence line of the Chicken Run and cut a hole in the fence for the door so that she can go visit her babies anytime she likes without any risk of letting the Big Chickens out. Karen is going to find a stool or small chair to place inside the pen so Lexi can just hang out with her new friends.Rescue KittenCat and Parrot

About 2 weeks ago Karen got a call from the Humane Society asking if she could bottle feed/ween/socialize 6 kittens. As you can see above they are eating on their own and well adjusted to humans and other critters. They were all healthy and had all of their limbs so all of them went back Saturday to take featured billing at an adoption event soon!

The latest craze in chicken feeding over on BYC is fodder and I had planned on writing up a description of my plunge into creating a fodder system but I just aint in to it right now. Maybe next week, but until then go check out this thread on the subject.

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2 thoughts on “Fodder, Fostering and Friends

  1. artsifrtsy says:

    That one light grey kitten is a bit odd looking ;)

  2. Very cute kittens. They may be well socialised but you forgot to teach them the difference between food and bed. I guess you have to leave something for their new owners to do.

    As for the idea of a chair in the Silkie pen, just warn Lexi to watch out for chook poo before sitting down (or at least change before coming back inside and sitting on furniture). I know my chickens jump up on everything and like to leave proof of their visit :-)

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