Friday, July 29, 2011

Chicks on the Move

The chicks have outgrown their original brooder and moved to their new home. While the inside of the coop is not too much bigger than their previous space, they now have a fenced yard which adds quite a lot of space for stretching their wings.

Ancona chick, 4 weeks old
While they were pretty hesitant at first to enter their new yard, it didn't take too long for the more adventurous in the bunch to head into unknown territory.

Black crossbred banty chick, 5 weeks old
The little black banties are a week older than the rest and most of their chick fluff has now been replaced by real feathers.

Speckled Sussex chick, 4 weeks old
The Speckled Sussex chicks have also replaced much of their down.
White Orpington Chick, 4 weeks old
Light Brahma chick, 4 weeks old
The White Orpingtons and Light Brahmas seem to have feathers on their bodies, but their heads are still fluff.
Partridge Cochin chick, 4 weeks old

Free hatchery mystery chick, 4 weeks old
But, oh my goodness, the Partridge Cochins and free mystery bird are pretty pitiful this week.  I know the Cochins will be very handsome birds when they are grown, but the mystery bird?  Hmmm, I guess only time can answer that question!
Until next time, may time be kind to your countenance!

1 comment:

Stacey's Treasures said...

It's amazing how fast chicks grow.
Some of them are in that funny dinasour looking stage.