Sunday, November 25, 2012

Silkie chicks first snow

It snowed during the night, much to the surprise of the Silkie chicks in the grow-out pen. They were all hatched in summer so they've never seen the cold white fluffy stuff before. This morning when I opened their coop door they all started to run down the plank like always then they saw the snow and stopped dead! They stood there in silence for a few minutes. A low clucking sound started in the back of the group. I imagine they were saying 'hey, what's the hold up? Move it!'

The ones in the front clucked quietly back. Probably something along the lines of 'what the heck is that stuff?' After a few minutes of clucking conversation a few ventured off the plank into the snow.

Eventually they did cross over it to eat breakfast then right back into their coop where they've been ever since. I tried scattering some scratch around, but they couldn't be bribed. I suppose I'll go out later and shovel it out for the picky little feather balls. *sigh* Spoiled, aren't they?

~L


7 comments:

  1. Great photos! If the shoveling doesn't work, Put some hay or straw down on the snow and they will walk on it. Here in Vermont we have been getting "snow showers" for 2 days. Come visit when you have a chance; www.tailgait.blogspot.com
    I am visiting from the Chicken Chick blog hop.

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    1. It melted off this time, but I will remember that for next time. thanks!

      Give Mavis a pat for me...she's so cute!

      ~L

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    1. I accidentally deleted your comment...I'm sorry!

      In reply...I like the contrast too! I probably should have grabbed a 'real' camera for the picture, there might be more detail in the snow...but as it was happening all I had was my phone. They were so confused...it was too cute! lol

      ~L

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  3. Oh my goodness I laughed so hard when I read this!!! We are adding silkies to our flock in the spring and this is just so cute!! I'm adding your blog to my bloglist ok? It's www.fruittreehillhannibal.blogspot.com !!! Can't wait to explore your blog more!! <3

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    1. You will love Silkies! They do goofy stuff like this all the time!
      Can't wait to read your blog!

      ~L

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  4. Love your silkies! I bet they'll learn to not mind the snow so much, but I do admit I do a lot of shoveling for my hens too!

    Visiting from Tilly's Nest Down Home Blog Hop!

    Joan@JustTheRightThings.com

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