A Few Cool Chicks
|A bird nerd in her glory!|
One of my favorite books is a beautiful, photo-rich coffee table book entitled, "Extraordinary Chickens." I have seen the "Chicken People" documentary on Netflix. I get giddy at the sight of poultry competition set-ups at county fairs. I really like chickens.
So when we finally bought our property last year and had room for a flock of my own, I immediately started obsessively researching what breed of chicken I wanted to get and what type of housing and management would be best for them. Naturally, I couldn't get just any old boring chickens, so I ended up with a small flock of four Silkies. Because who doesn't want their own flock of tiny muppet chickens!?
Meet the girls:
Harriet, who is absolutely adorable but a little special. I had to give her a haircut when she first arrived because her head was so poofy she couldn't see to find her food.
Jolene, who is all around faaaaaaahbulous!
The flock had to take a long trip up from Florida to get here, but they're adjusting well and have been so much fun so far! I'm trying to get them to eat different treats and snacks (so far raspberries and mealworms are the only things they're into) and get them used to being picked up and handled. While very docile, they are not very snuggly or interactive with people.
I will make them love me.
Hopefully this weekend we'll be able to do some work on their coop and outdoor run to make it more safe and secure for the little ladies so that they'll be able to play outside every day!
Does anyone else have a weird chicken obsession?