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A silkie x welsummer pullet bred 2009.
Silkies are reputed for their broodiness.
Propencity for wanting to sit & hatch eggs as apposed to laying them.
With the ever increasing cost of running incubators & heat lamps I thought it was time I let nature do the rearing for me so hopefully this pullet (young hen) & her sisters will help me.
For photos when they where chicks see
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Feb 04 2010 10:46 GMT martynb
nice shot, cheers martyn
Feb 04 2010 21:15 GMT Rabbitwmn
Wonderful photo, great color & detail !
Feb 04 2010 21:35 GMT sini
Proud hen!:)
Feb 05 2010 03:42 GMT doramandragora
Isn't she beautiful! A while ago I went to a poultry show and couldn't believe how many different breeds there are... usually very carefully hidden away and protected from dingoes, foxes and eagles - and whatever and whoever else regards them as food.
Feb 07 2010 21:05 GMT Snappa
Be interesting to see if the Broody Gene is as strong. Expect it will be. Already I have 3 broody Silkies due to hatch eggs this week.