Woo-Hoo!!! My Silkies are Broody and My Sweety ain’t!


Nobody likes to brood on things and it sure ain’t pleasant when someone you love gets that way but when it’s your Silkie Hens that are broody it’s GREAT!!

This was a couple weeks ago. They had been laying in the container I put in as windbreak rather than the nest box.

This was a couple of weeks ago. They had been laying in the container I put in as wind break rather than the nest box. You can just see the second hens face peeking out behind the other girl.

This Mornings discovery!
This Mornings discovery!

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This is my buddy Mark, he is always broody.

This is my buddy Mark, he is always broody.

As of this evening 4 chicks had hatched out, all of them have 5 toes and black skin so they are probably from the pure silkie and not from the mixed hen with the red comb. This is my first batch that have hatched out under a broody hen and it is taking all of my willpower not to scoop them up and put them in the brooder.

 

Karen was worried that Gooey wasn't eating enough Hay........

Karen was worried that Gooey wasn’t eating enough Hay……..

 

Easy fix,just put the hay on the other side of the fence!

Easy fix,just put the hay on the other side of the fence!

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Woo-Hoo!!! My Silkies are Broody and My Sweety ain’t!

  1. artsifrtsy says:

    WooHoo! Baby chicks! Congrats on the little ones!

  2. Both silkies wen’t broody at the same time? Ain’t life grand. All that work we humans do with nest boxes and brooders and the chooks work it out on their own. Such adorable little things.

  3. Christie says:

    Oh, the babies!!! Way to go, little silkies!

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