Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Day 140 - Just another day in the coop

The girls like to crowd the front gate as soon as I step in

Onxy - "Whatcha doin mom?"

Ruby in all her glory

Opal and Pearl checking out the new misting patio. It's much cooler over here!

The other girls follow to check it out

Amber - all grown up

Jade - Might be a roo? Who knows... no crowing yet!


Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Day 119 - Heat Wave!

It's been over 100 degrees this past week - so the birds got a small mister to add to their run. The bigger girls aren't very fond of it, but the silkies don't mind looking like drowned rats!

Friday, June 22, 2012

Day 115 - Silkies - Moving out day!

Today the silkies made the big trip outdoors!  They are going to live in a dog kennel for a couple weeks to let the other birds visit and get to know them. Then they'll join the flock!

Silkies aren't sure what to make of this

Hey mom - I think we'll hide in here for a couple days....

Ruby is very curious as to who is moving in

Pearl just wants to hide from all the action

Friday, May 25, 2012

Day 80 - How High Can I Go?

Tonight - all of the birds decided to get into the action of landing on daddy's arms when it came to bed time. Everyone fought for the highest position and it became quite a workout keeping them perched!

Day 80 - Silkies fugly stage

The silkies are 5 weeks old now and have really gotten into that awkward teenage stage that makes them just fugly!  They are much more feisty now and don't like to be held. Hope that changes soon!




Sunday, May 13, 2012

Day 68 - Parrot?

Onyx now has this love for sitting on our arms when we go out to visit. She better be careful and no peck her dad, or he won't allow it anymore!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Day 66 - Outside adventure

Today the silkies took their first adventure outside. They didn't like it as much as the older girls do - kinda froze in shock at the wide open.




Thursday, May 10, 2012

Day 65 - Dirty Birds

Silkies are too much in love with their baby parrot mush - they get it all over themselves!

Friday, May 4, 2012

Day 59 - Silkies growing up

The girls are getting bigger and stronger every day!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Day 57 - Shade is found

Today the girls decided upon their favorite shade spot!  Bonus - great place to dust bathe too!

Friday, April 27, 2012

Day 52 - Silkies Adventure

The silkies are starting their own adventures now in the brooder.  We replaced the bottom with non-slip shelf paper to help Amber with her spraddle leg. She's doing much better. The wrap was removed 28 hours later and she's walking like a pro now!

My father wanted a photo of the babies next to a dollar bill to see how small they actually were. 

Jade asks "Hey, Amethyst.. whatcha think we can buy with this money?"

The chicks make a MESS eating their baby bird formula. It was added to their diet to help them grow strong. Of course they insisted walking in it while eating. Bath time anyone?

Amber isn't sure which way she needs to face - Mom, help?

After a conversation with R2D2, Amber thinks the X-wing is ready to fly now.

Amber, walking like she never had leg problems!

Amethyst taking a ride on the landcruiser.

Amethyst decided she wants to fly an X-Wing instead.

Amethyst - beautiful blue coloring already.

Jade isn't thrilled with picture time.

Jade tries out the landcruiser.

Jade feels much more comfortable flying the X-Wing as well.