It seems I'd interrupted lesson time. Evie was teaching them how to eat. Or at least encouraging them to peck in the vicinity of the food. Evie makes a specific call and they tumble out like furry ping-pong balls and climb into the food bowl cheeping loudly. They were doing really well, So well in fact that I suspect White Silkie got a bit overenthusiastic and grabbed Evie instead.
My investigations lead me to believe the grey/yellow chick is possibly a Silver Laced Polish. It certainly has a 'hair-do' or crest and super colouring on its back. Here it is kindly displaying its rather cute rear view for the identity parade.
|Do you know this chick?|
And I think the little black silkie is a day younger than the others but Evie ensures it gets a go in the food dish.
She's still sitting on eggs and I'm not at all sure what to do. Despite her assertions otherwise I really doubt that they're viable now. I think I'll seek advice from the Canny Chicken Company who supplied the eggs. Watch this space.