Category Archives: Silkies
My little ones are getting bigger and I can tell what most of them are now. There are a few exceptions like the Cochin below. I also have several white crested polish but the one shown below has gold on the front.
One of my daughters friends (and one of my “adoptive” daughters), came to visit me Sunday. When asked if I would like a few more chickens I told her I would love to have some silkies and if she had any.
Well….she brought me 22 silkies…..along with some d’uccles, cochins, seabrights, brahmas, creasted chickens, plus some others that I can’t remember. In total, my flock has increased by something close to 70. Yep…that’s 70 chickens with most of them being only a few days old.
I only had 13 to begin with so that was a huge increase.
I was getting ready to leave for work this morning when i heard an odd sound. I could hear my rooster crowing from the pen but then I heard another rooster crow around an area behind my vehicle. I walked around a few times looked around my plants and up in my huge pecan tree. I had about decided that I had just imagined the sound when I heard it again.
By this time I’m questioning my sanity. I let my chickens free range during the day but they are locked up at night. Was I really hearing a rooster crow outside of the chicken pen? After looking around a few more minutes, I spot this upside down flower pot. Very suspicios looking…..I walk over to the pot and turn it over….
and look what I found inside……My Partridge silkie rooster. I was so relieved that I wasn’t crazy after all !