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When we were at EM &Co's vintage party last week and Eveline told us she bought some baby Silkie chicks, we freaked. For those of you who've never had the pleasure, Silkie chickens, so named for their frothy, plume-like feathers that feel like fur, are darling, docile birds that are sold primarily as pets. You can't really buy just a single Silkie, or at least, that's what Eveline found out: she ordered a couple and ended up getting a dozen little birds. And while she's still figuring out what to do with the excess (relax, none of them will end up as chicken salad sandwiches), she's been bringing them to work on occasion. The birds, Julie, Krys, Jack, and Laurie, are all well behaved, clean and quiet. And she does have a cage for them. Maybe Eveline will make them semi-regular employees. Maybe she'll set them up with their own Twitter feeds, so you can follow them and know when they'll be in the store. But for now, your best bet is to pop in occasionally and ask.
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