A very short video of two of my Chinese Silky Chickens – Pompadour and Henny Penny.
Pompadour is the naughty one – she has let fame go to her head.
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October 23, 2010 at 4:20 am
I’ve never seen chickens like that before…ha…learn something new every day. 😉
October 23, 2010 at 9:03 am
There’s a lot of strang looking chickens out there slpmartin 🙂 The Chinese Silky Chicken has the lovely pompom (well suppose to) and is often a ‘show’ bird – not that I could be bothered doing that – they shampoo them and blow dry their feathers and shine their fee with vaseline – haha.
October 23, 2010 at 4:40 am
I am sure you spoke of it before. only now my eyes actually see that.
woman, that is one strange and beautiful thing. it gives eggs? you eat them?
O man. where do I get one?
October 23, 2010 at 9:10 am
I’ve written about them a few times and ages ago I put up the video of the 5 hens https://gabriellebryden.wordpress.com/2009/12/16/chinese-silkie-chickens-video/
We get about 3/4 eggs a day from the 5 hens (they take turns laying eggs so as not to wear themselves out) and we always have too many eggs so we trade with the neighbours for home grown tomatoes, avocadoes, beans (whatever is in season). You can buy silkies in a lot of countries – really cheap – about $10 a bird or you buy fertilised eggs and incubate them yourself. They are a smaller chicken (bantam) and are relatively easy to look after but need secure coop at night so as not to be eaten by prey. They need to be able to dust bathe during the day, so need access to dirt/sand to roll in 🙂 and space to roam.
October 23, 2010 at 10:38 pm
Love the video!! I adore your fluffy chickens!!
She does seem like she’d like to hog the limelight! 🙂
October 24, 2010 at 1:31 pm
She’s a drama queen, that’s for sure Tracey 🙂
October 24, 2010 at 6:41 pm
Someone always has to be the diva. LOL. I don’t blame her – she is gorgeous. Extremely fancy!
October 27, 2010 at 8:12 am
She is a fancy lady – haha – thanks Selma 🙂
October 27, 2010 at 2:10 am
WOW hahahaha that is a really fine capture of those beautiful silkies, and so cool to hear their (and your) voices in it, really great piece for short video!
October 27, 2010 at 8:13 am
Did that one ages ago, Pompadour is even bigger and fluffier now (that’s what happens when you are the bossy one – you get all the food and pork up a bit) – just started sticking videos on youtube – thanks tipota 🙂
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