Day 10 of chick development. This is a bantum silkie egg sitting under our bantum silkie broody hen, Chirpa. Hatch date is 12/19/18 if all goes well. 6 fertilized eggs are growing under her. She drinks water and eats some food when I put it in her nest. I haven’t seen her off the nest yet but I am not closely watching. Egg-citing times here! 🐣❤️
This is what I’m up against! These six girls are in here for bad behavior. They’re being detained because they’re broody. (i.e. wanting to hatch chicks)This pen offers them nowhere to get warm and comfy. They’ll go into a tractor coop for the night, but you better believe right back here in the morning. I am so done with this😜 Silkie hens (sometimes pullets) can lose a lot of weight while being broody. These are my most stubborn ladies. They are terribly displeased with this new environment🙃 Three/four days usually does it! #broodybreaker#swankysilkies#silkies#showgirls#backyardchickenmag#silkiechickensofinstagram#birdsofinstagram#poultry
It’s raining in northern California! 🌧🙏🏽 This is a new experience for the 5 month old bantum silkies. They are running around in the rain long after the other chickens went under the cover of the coop & run. I have a theory that their spiky feather hairdo’s allow them to see better so they are enjoying the freedom to roam more today! They have down feathers under the top layer of feathers to keep them warm too. We are so grateful for the rain here! These silkies are from @alchemistfarm and they are adorable! ❤️
Ordinary day in the kitchen 🤣 me cooking some food, dogs sleeping as close as possible! The story of Steneloos kitchen! Haha!