Snowy andΒ  Chicks (about 6 weeks ago)

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Snowy and Chicks (Today)

Snowy and chicks June 2013 (1024x750)

You can see they are all Snowy lookalikes and the pompoms are starting to come through.

Snowy spends most of the day in the outside coop with her rooster dude Edgar Allen Poe and the other four hens.

When she enters the coop area, Edgar does a happy dance around her (I must video it when I have a moment) – he circles her and edges closer and closer as he circles (a bit of an ownership display or maybe he is trying to impress her – though she looks anything but impressed πŸ˜‰ ).

Snowy spends the night back with her chicks in the shed to keep them warm (it’s winter here in Aussie land).

Soon they will all be outside in their own area with their own coop.

Time flies when you’re having fun πŸ™‚



26 thoughts on “Chinese Silky Chicken and Chicks

  1. they do look like clones of snowy, What are you going to do with all these birds? You can let them free in your potager, apparently it is very good but maybe wait ater the crop.
    My vietnameese coriander is not to my taste, very funny taste but fun to have try anyway…

    1. You’re right Ben – it is good to let them loose on the vege patch when you have finished with the crop – people do that with rotational systems where you move to the next plot – but I won’t as I have too many plants which are more permanent. Andy is going to build a fenced free range area (I’d let them free range completely but don’t trust my dogs not to attack them unfortunately). The ducks on the other hand are free to roam (so it does look like I will have to fence off the vege section) – lots of jobs to do πŸ™‚ Shame about the coriander (I’m not the biggest coriander fan in the world) – but it is fun to try, as you say.

    2. ps. by the way Benedicte the new chicks will one day be providing the next lot of eggs – I think there are 3 hens in amongst those chicks) – will still get the occasional egg from the older hens but that will stop fairly soon as they are getting too old – they will be able to have a well earned break from egg making and just enjoy their retirement πŸ™‚

    1. bwhahahahaha apparently I am subsumed under the official secrets act πŸ˜‰ and can’t provide further information at this point in time Charles (however, just between us, I am sending you a pigeon with a note, with some skeletal details – please keep an eye out ;)) – he goes by the name of Julian and tends to poop a lot – he is an expert at avoiding drones so he should arrive safely – if not I have a back up plan – over and out!

    1. Yup, I’m amazed how quickly we had chicks after the arrival of Edgar Allen Poe πŸ˜‰ Enjoy Varuna Graham – nothing like a bit of writing space to get the creative juices flowing

  2. Couldn’t find a way into your Julia post to comment, so I came to tell the chooks that she was amazing and I am devastated that the electorate does not see her the way I do. X

    1. Hi Stafford πŸ˜‰ I agree – was a fan of hers long before she became PM – gutsy and brave and has put many reforms through Parliament in one of the most difficult terms in history with the tiny majority – so much prejudice against her – but Australians do tend to vote for a person (even though our system doesn’t work that way – hahaha – we are not in the USA) and I can understand why they were pissed off at Rudd being booted out – if he can save the ALP than I’m all for him being the leader again (anything to keep that Rabbit Proof fence strong) πŸ˜‰

    2. and another thing Stafford – I am relieved that we won’t be having the next two months before what was to be the election with an insufferable barrage of crap being served up to Julia (can you imagine the campaign – arrgh) – she might have been able to handle it, but I can’t πŸ˜‰

  3. aw they’ve grown into teenagers almost haha, they are beautiful aren’t they, lovely critters, raise the cup and clinkβ€”to True Joy! (once in a while anyway πŸ˜‰

    1. Selma, Selma, Selma – wherefore art thou Selma – hahahaha – missed you heaps – hope the record shop/cafe is powering along – they are gorgeous chookies – there is a bit of something else in them, beside Silkie I think (maybe Frizzle) – but I love Frizzles so it’s all good!

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