First 2020 set broody

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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by kenya » Mon Jul 06, 2020 7:49 pm

I had 2 broodies (silkies)sit on eggs together, hatch them out, they were getting along great for 3 days then one hen decided the white,and black chicks were not hers and was actively pecking and chasing them away. She was removed and now the one hen is looking after 12 chicks, I hated to do it but she would have killed them and I didn't have the room to put her in a separate pen.
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Post by Kbr42 » Tue Aug 18, 2020 3:58 pm

So, I started hatching in January of this year and finished May 26th. Here, by far, is my favourite hatch of the year. Her name is Dolly and was in my first hatch in Jan. She layed her first egg at the beginning of August.
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Post by Jaye » Tue Aug 18, 2020 4:36 pm

OMG - she is gorgeous!
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by windwalkingwolf » Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:53 am

Oh I love her "bustle"! So cute! Is that just the way her feathers grow, or is it that her back is way up and her tail down? I know next to nothing about how Silkies are supposed to look, except for cute and fluffy lol!
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Post by Kbr42 » Sat Sep 05, 2020 7:50 am

windwalkingwolf wrote:
Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:53 am
Oh I love her "bustle"! So cute! Is that just the way her feathers grow, or is it that her back is way up and her tail down? I know next to nothing about how Silkies are supposed to look, except for cute and fluffy lol!
Yup, that's they way they should look. This little one is show quality for sure. Too bad there are no shows.....lol she is the sweetest little pullet.
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Re: First 2020 set broody

Post by Killerbunny » Sat Sep 05, 2020 8:14 am

Well Mumsy (#87) is sticking with her little 11 week old poults! This week we started putting her in a separate coop and she seems relieved to get some peace and quiet! Every morning she runs out to the kids though and takes them off on the hunt.
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