|Silkie Rooster sheltering chick--|
you can't see her but she's there!
Today, the little hen is starting to make little sounds to the chick. The Silkie is still close by, still crooning. Tomorrow, if things have progressed well, I'll let them out for the day.
I miss the little Aracauna bantam. She was a fierce mother, even chasing off the Guinea cock--who terrorises the Rhode Island Red rooster and every other chicken on the farm. What is interesting, though, is neither the Guinea cock, nor the bantam hen, ever tried to drive off that Silkie. The Guinea just ignored him, and the hen--well, she hung out with him. They must have recognized in him a great soul, chicken-wise. He takes care of his own.