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I am a 42 year old woman that is about as happy and content as one person can be. My husband of 21 years and our 15 year old daughter live on five and a half acres out in the country. We moved from the city four years ago and never looked back. I homeschool our daughter. We also love our animals. Our daughter has a miniature horse and two rabbits. We also have a border collie, two cats (again), two pot belly pigs, four peafowl, three emus, 2 llamas and an undetermined number of chickens, lets just say ohhh about 200. I have many breeds, from layers to fancy chickens. I love poultry shows, I love fowl in general as I have come to find out through having more than just chickens. Chickens will always be my first love though. I do show some of my birds occasionally.

Wednesday, July 23, 2008

Growing Silkies From Seed

Did you know you can grow silkie chickens from seed? Look, here are some blooms opening right now...



Right before my eyes...another bloom opened!





Uh oh, this one is over ripe! It fell right off the plant! ;)


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Okay, so maybe I didnt grow them from seed! These are those same weeds growing in the garden area taking over everything. If only they did produce silkies then I wouldnt mind so much! ;)


madcobug said...

LOL very cute!! Helen

malagutigrrl said...

Ok, this is the most beautiful chicken I've ever seen.  It looks soft enough to cuddle!

lsfp1960 said...

They are so beautiful.  I bet your yard and garden are bug free....but watch out where you step.  LOL   Linda in Washington state

justplainbill said...

Tracy, I loved that last picture. What a proud and beautiful Silky, Bill

breakaway1968 said...

YOu are too funny!  They are SO cute!  I can't wait to get my silkie eggs...they didn't come today :(  Prob tomorrow!  Then I have your SLP to look forward to getting!  I'm so excited!  NOW I have to figure out where I'm going to put them!  All my brooder boxes are used up!  

ally123130585918 said...

Kelly these pictures are lovely ~ best flowers I have ever seen :o) Ally x

bojgill4375 said...

Hmmm wonder what those weeds are? Do they kind of have stickers on them? Those are cute pictures. lol Janie

nelishianatl said...

You are very creative with your captions and those pictures had me laughing.  You know I really love the silkies and the cochens.  I'm wanting to get a chic to raise now and hide it from Dirk.  He keeps insisting that we can't do that here. LOL  I have no idea what that plant is.  It's not kudzu is it?  I can't tell from here.


gen0507 said...

How cute!!!


plieck30 said...

Pretty flowers you got there, I mean chickens. We have some weeds that look like that but I don't know what they are. Paula

vfetui said...

Hey Kelly,
I read somewhere the other day if you want to get rid of weeds (without poison or harmful chemicals) to boil water and pour on them.  Just be sure that you don't get it on plants (or leaves of plants) that you want to grow and thrive.
The keets are too cute, in fact I think the parents are cute too.  I have always had an affinity for Guineas...go figure.
Keep cool, it is waaaay too hot out there!
Vicki in Birmingham

wwfbison said...

If you have seeds like this I want some!!!  Very clever lady, very clever ;)