Peaches, an older Silkie and daughter Willow are spending quality time having a dust bath together. Peaches hatched this young hatch-a-long pullet in April of this year and they are still inseparable. Her other chicks cut the apron strings months ago and show no interest in continuing a bond. As a matter of fact, Peaches has been demoted to the bottom of the pecking order by her own adopted babies! Happy she has a friend.
Willow is half Ameraucana, half mystery. Her eggs are olive. Cool!
Meet Willow, she was hatched back in April. She certainly has grown! She’s one of two fertile eggs put under a first time broody Silkie. A trial run so to speak, hoping the hen would follow through with her duties as a Mom to be. Obviously it was a success and I’ll use her again when it’s not so hot.
July in Phoenix the temperatures are 110-116, definitely not suitable for hatching eggs! I tried it once, a total fail.
Willow is a barnyard mix, all I know for sure is the hen was an Ameraucana, the green egg made that I.D. pretty simple. Look at those yellow legs, she almost glows in the dark. ha ha!
Can you believe both chicks turned out to be girls? That hardly ever happens. Lucky me!