How could we give this girl back? I mean really. Our one week trial is finished and she’s now the newest (and LAST!) member of our brood. She is super quiet, which is a good thing if you have close neighbors like we do living in the suburbs. The Silkies can cause quite the ruckus but the only peep I’ve heard out of our new Swedish Flower Hen is some cooing when I’m holding her. (Everyone give a collective “Awwwww.”)
She’s also very calm and friendly. My daughter is still gaining her courage to hold her because, “Mom, her neck is soooo long!” She’s in the process of finding her place among the original girls and she is being chased by one of our Silkies, who must be queen bee in the pecking order. It’s actually quite funny to watch seen as though she’s so much smaller than our new girl. I have a feeling that as our Swedish Flower Hen becomes more comfortable and finishes growing, that Silkie may be dethroned.
Now the final step is to do something we were never able to do with the Silkies. Give her a name. Our 5 white fluff balls all look so similar that is was nearly impossible for us to name each one.