The Silkie Sisters, imprisoned in the little henhouse for the past 3 months, have had a chick explosion. They hatched out five from their first setting, but then miraculously managed to bring forth seven more when the first five were getting ready to be launched into the world. Now I am undecided as to whether or not to let the whole bunch outside, as Batch Number two is only 3 weeks old at this date, and ripe for the taking by snakes, rats, possums, etc. not to mention low-flying hawks. As two of them are defnintely frizzled, I hate to risk it, but the mamas are sufficiently bored from being "COOPED UP" (and now we know where that expression started) that they are going stir-crazy. Who wouldn't with 12 children around you all day and all night?
We may try it... if we lose a few chicks... then Nature has taken it's course.
I'll let you all know what happens!