This is one of 6 new silkies. It seems like they came from a commercial exotic animal breeder. We noticed shaved beaks and lack of feathers indicating a poorly handled pecking problem, something common with commercial farmers. It also appears that a few of the birds have a cold, something that is likely treatable so long as everything goes well with their natural home treatment.
We've got 4 of the white and two of the darker, blackish variety. They've all got different personalities and it already seems like we've identified two possible roosters in the bunch.
In these shots they had a parachute cord leash around their ankles just enough to keep them close by. Some had no issues with the leash, some spent the entire time trying to get off of it.
This guy was a bit shy and stuck right by me at first before being a little more adventurous.
We had one escape artist who John caught but other than that the birds were remarkably easy to deal with which helped with the situation. They also were a cute form of comic relief.
There's still a lot more to share on the details of this journey, stay tuned!
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