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Friday, December 2, 2011

A Chicken Post



This is my Silkie Hen. She is a bantam. I only have one.
When the kids were young we tried over and over to get
Silkie hens but all we ever got were roosters.
Then the year I got chicks I got two silkie hens, a white one
and a gray one. I just loved the gray one best.
But something got into my coop and killed my gray one.
I have tried over and over to get more hens but all I have
had has been more roosters.
Until today.

I am on My Pet Chicken's
mailing list and they had the
availability page up for ordering chicks for 2012 so I took the plunge.
On or about May 7th I will be getting 8 Silkie Bantam Chicks. I ordered
an assortment.

Blue ones like these.

Aren't they pretty? This is the color of the one
I liked so much.

Maybe some black ones.



Maybe a Partridge color.


Maybe one of each, I don't know, but any-day that chicks
are coming is a good day. I won't get mine until May 7th.
Which is good, I wanted it to be a bit warmer because they
have to travel so far across the country to get to me.

I can always buy bigger breeds at the feed store. I might buy
some more Cuckoo Marans this year. I lost 10 hens in 2011.
I can get some more replacement hens. The last time I went
to the feed store, they had silkie chicks but they were all roosters.
This way if I order them I can get hens.

I don't know but knowing that I will be getting chicks in the spring,
just makes it feel like 2012 will be a good year. We also get a new
baby in March so there is so much to look forward too.

Isn't it funny to think I just ordered chicks that aren't even an egg yet?

Have a great weekend,
~Kim~









19 comments:

  1. Nothing says Spring like baby chicks. Those silkies are so cool looking. Like little feathered divas. I hope you give them all glamourous names.

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  2. They are adorable! I love all of the colors.

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  3. Those are neat! Who knew one could think chickens were neat! My sister may start raising chickens next year. Baby and baby chicks...life couldn't be better for you!

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  4. they are quite exotic looking! how cute!

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  5. Ooooooh yay more chickens!!!! I think I'm as excited as you are now! I knew you would be getting more chickens soon. ;)

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  6. Love those chickens - all the colors!

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  7. I'm so glad you've ordered some! Now hopefully you'll actually get all hens. Now you really will be looking forward to spring!

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  8. They are such a pretty breed. I have my breeds all picked out if the time ever comes when I have a coop.

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  9. Aww those Silken chicks are so fluffy. I wonder if they get hot in California with their fluffy feathers. Too cute. Do they bath in a pool of water to cool off like the wild birds do?

    It must be so awful to loose your chickens. I hope that you'll send us some photos when the chicks arrives in May. It's nice to have something to herald the spring with baby chick. take care. Hugs, JB

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  10. They are SO pretty! What do you do with all the eggs?
    I completely understand why you are excited!

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  11. Now you've got me all excited for baby chicks!! I need a coop first and some tutoring. I love those chickens you have your eye on!
    Hugs!!

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  12. They look like beautiful fur balls Kim, I have wanted some silkies for a while. I do indeed believe 2012 will be a great year!!! a new baby always makes everything right.
    Hugs,
    Sue

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  13. Those silkies look like little balls of fluff! :)

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  14. I love them! SOOOOO cute! I wish you hadn't done this post. Maybe having chickens wouldn't be so bad. They are beauties. I also love your December header photo.

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  15. I hope you get all hens! They are cute! I love my Bantam birds, they are very sweet. I have 2 cuckoo maran pullets now, they are somewhat friendly and sweet. But they are huge compared to the bantams! Happy 2012!
    ~Lynn

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  16. Hi Kim, checking in on you today and trying to read up on my dear blog friends. I am glad you are getting silkies-that is awesome news. I love silkies. We lost our 3 white ones this year--I can’t keep white ones, they always die on us and I just don’t know why. I have a beautiful blue one and some frizzles too. Hope you are all doing well!
    Hugs from WV, Amy

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  17. Are the silkies decent layers? They remind me of Phyllis Diller with that funny "hair do" on top.

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  18. nice post! thanks for sharing... God bless you...loves soraya

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  19. How cute! Feathers look like silky fur- I don't think I have ever seen these before.

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