Any new pictures of the baby chicken?
How big is she?Clary is growing. The feathers are coming in on her head. She definitely looks like she’s going through her awkward stage.
We are still camping but going home tomorrow night.
I’m not as sore as I was. The gym is getting easier. It may be a minute before I get back to running like I want. My knees are just like, “Um...no. We aren’t doing this.” I’m going to have to work and talk them into it.
How big is she?
I was just wondering because she looks so fluffy for her size usualy our chickens have a lot of their feathers by that size but since yours is a fancy I think they are supposed to look fluffy, I just got seven chicks myself.When she stands up really tall she is maybe 8 inches tall or so. She isn’t very big at all but is definitely bigger than the itty bitty ball of grey fluff she was when I brought her home.
Amy, I hope they start cooperating too! Running gives me time to clear my head. I do enjoy hiking and have considered horseback riding lessons. Horses intimidate me a little. I think they are beautiful amazing creatures, I’m just a little nervous around them.
Fishcat, I’m not sure if she is going to black or a dark greyish blue color. My iPhone doesn’t really capture her true color so she is a little different than she appears in the pics.
She is getting sassier by the day. She LOVES paper. She will grab a sheet and run with it. She loves anything shiny. She also LOVES food. I have to put her up when I eat because she will go nuts trying to get my food....all kinds of jumping and beeping and wing flapping. She’s a crazy little chicken nugget.
I always wanted a silke but apparently they are not very good egg layers, I do have one chicken that its feathers go in the opposite dirrection and it is so cute but I forgot what they are called.Yes she is a silkie so believe it or not that fluff you see IS her feathers. Her feathers are coming in on her head now and before long her head will look just like her fluffy little tail.
Her feathers come in like little pins like normal feathers but they don’t have barbs like normal feathers so once the wax sheath comes off they just fluff out.
Eat them?Yeah the hens only lay maybe 3 or so eggs a week. However they can be used to hatch other eggs because most of them tend to be broody.
Clary hasn’t started laying yet. We still have a little ways to go for that so I’m only able to answer what I’ve read in research.
I do know that their eggs are smaller than a normal chicken egg but they are edible. I don’t know what I will do with eggs once Clary does start laying.
I love their fluffy faces I am pretty sure the gray one in the corner is a blue araucana.Oh my gosh they are so cute!!!
I love little fuzzy chickens!
I googled Araucania and they are pretty! I hope you get a blue one too!
She is probably wanting to roost to sleep now Cute lil chicken by the way!
We had silkies and they will roosts if the giving the chance, well most will lol. We had some that would fly into lower hanging branches from shrubs or trees and roost there. But not all chickens are the same rotfl.
Oh the adventures of Clary are hilarious
I have 4 cats and several chickens. Once the chickens are a few months old they seem to be mean enough to hold their own. Only two of my cats get along with the chickens. The other two have been pecked enough times to stay far away from them. I'm glad your pets live in harmony.
Has Clary been able to dust bathe yet? Have you ever seen those chicken harness things? Is she laying any eggs yet?
Sounds like you are doing amazing with her!!! Seems like she's a happy chicken.Clary has a dust bathing station. She gets in it and scratches around but hasn’t taken an actual dust bath yet. She has it available if she chooses.
I have seen those chicken harnesses. We are waiting for Clary to finish growing and my mother is going to make some harnesses and some diapers for her.
She is not laying yet. From what I’ve read it takes Silkies a little longer (again I would like to state that I am not a chicken expert and everything I think I know I’ve gotten from online research and just from observing Clary) to mature and lay.
I just did what was probably once at the very top of the list I could NEVER EVER imagine myself doing...
Cutting a chickens toenails
I’ve used a nail file on Clary’s before but I’ve never actually cut them until this morning.
Clary did GREAT. She sat still and just let me do it. Probably because she was just like “What on earth are you doing??”
I was a nervous wreck. First it was hard to find her actual toes because I think she has more feathers on her feet and legs than she does anywhere else on her body. Then I was worried about cutting them too short and making them bleed. Her toenails are black so the light trick didn’t work.
We survived. She got a nice little pedicure.
I didn’t know that you had to clip chicken nails. [ ] glad you and clary survived!