The Mini-Chickens Emerge

May 9, 2011
Feathers, Fifi, Dottie Speckles and Dolly

The mini-chickens, Dottie Speckles a 5 week old Silver Laced Wyandotte and Fifi, a Silkie Bantam, have now been with the big girls for 3 days.  Over the last two days, they have spent most of their time inside of the nesting box with Dolly.  However, by last night, it seems as though Dolly and Feathers have agreed to co-mother the mini-chickens.  Today for the first time they journeyed out into the run.

Dolly hovers around them while they scratch and peck in the dirt.  No one seems to care the least that the mini-chickens are in the family now.  I put some fresh vegetables out in the run to serve as a distraction.  I think it is working!  I can’t wait to see where they will end up in the pecking order.  I am looking forward to a great summer with my henny girls!

Photo Credit:  Tilly’s Nest


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