Good stepsisters

These little Silkies have a sweet thing going on.  There’s the two young Silkie hens- real beauties, and maybe one has  started laying eggs – but they post up all day on the haybale in the middle of the room, and Yin and Yang, whose mom moved on ages ago to have another clutch, cuddle up with them.  They really cuddle.  They’ve got themselves some sweet stepsisters. Yin and Yang are always trying to burrow under, but they’re way too big for that.  Burrowing doesn’t really go anywhere.  It’s not like they’re cold, either, they’re just cuddling.It’s super cute to watch birds who are mostly free to choose, over time form attachments and “friendships” and decide where and how they spend their days; to see them organize themselves socially.

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