Our silky chickens Buzz and Woofy found a new home today. Our red hens Honda and Penny Penny had started to attack them. Poor Buzz has lost so many feathers. She really looks terrible!! I just couldn’t let the Buzz and Woofy get picked on any more. So even though it breaks my heart we found them a new home. Thanks to Sian and her family Buzz and Woofy will once again be happy chooks.
As we left Sian’s this morning we took one last peak in the hen house…….. Ben looked up at me and said ‘They will be ok Mummy….. look at all their new friends’. Love ya Ben and thanks Sian xo
The weekend saw our family grow by two more chickens. We finally found some Silky hens. Ben named them Buzz (white like Buzz Light Year) and Woofy (brown like our dog Bonnie). I was a little nervous introducing Silky hens and Red hens because Red hens can be aggressive. And yes there was some aggression. I was just horrified at the whole pecking order process. I couldn’t cope with it so we removed the Silky hens and returned them at night – popping them gently on the roost. I had the worst night sleep…. I was so worried about them. I got up at sunrise to let the chickens out so they didn’t attack each other again in the morning. It is now two days later and there is definitely a pecking order but they seem to have worked it out. Honda is definitely the boss even pecking at Bonnie through the fence today…. hilarious! Buzz and Woofy are only sixteen weeks old, just babies. They don’t even have there fluffy feet yet. We are looking forward to sharing lots of cuddles with our new fluffy hens.