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Photo Gallery ~ Week 2

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Fall 2013 || Summer 13 || Spring 13 || Winter 12-13 (chicks!)
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February 22, 2008 - Portraits

Three of the 13-day-old chicks and two of the 9-day-old chicks (Barred Rock & Light Brahma) were very curious about the camera when I lowered it to their level in the brooder. Okay, the Brahma was a little too curious and got too close for good focus, but she looks adorable anyway!

Even a Buff Orpington (the most shy so far) wanted to know what that thing was--and then made a hasty retreat.


Light Brahma

Barred Rock

Buff Orpington

Rhode Island Red

Silver Laced Wyandotte

February 20, 2008 - Perch

Since the 11 day old chicks are practicing flight, we decided to give them something to fly to as well as something more to do. We added a wood perch to their brooder last night. It's placed across the water tank about 8 inches above the brooder floor. They were curious about it, stretching their necks up to inspect something new.

This morning I went to check and photograph them and found several of the black chicks can already hop/fly up and down easily. So far the three I've seen up there are also among the tamest and most friendly babies--one Silver Laced Wyandotte (she was a weakling at first), one Black Australorp and one of the youngest, a 7-day old Barred Rock hop up and down with ease while the rest just look on.


Black Australorp (l)
Barred Rock (r)


Silver Laced Wyandotte
Black Australorp

And here they are again in action on YouTube.

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Also see this video on YouTube at: The Poultry Project - 3 Chicks on a Perch


February 17, 2008 - Feathers

Wing feathers begin growing right away. By age 8 days, the chicks have almost enough wing feathers to fly and they use the length of their home as a runway practicing for take off. My favorite Rhode Island Red also has feathers at the shoulder of her wings and she has tail feathers.

I'm pretty sure the one Wyandotte I wasn't sure about coloring (Silver Laced versus Columbian) is Silver Laced. So the two new Light Brahmas will be my (very big) white birds.

We moved the chicks into a deeper water tank because they were testing their wings and trying to jump out when I remove the wire top. I'm not ready to clip wing feathers yet so this will buy some time. We are stepping up plans to build the coop.

Today they tried a little grated carrot and loved it. They are very intersted in a flap of newspaper in a corner--they scratch and peck at it. Here are a few feathered beauties.


Rhodie wing
& Tail Feathers


Carrot, YUM!

Interesting Paper


Silver Laced Wyandotte
Buff Orpington
Rhode Island Red


Now || 2017 || 2016 || 2015
Fall 2014 || Summer 14 || Spring 14 (ducklings!) || Winter 13-14 (chicks!)
Fall 2013 || Summer 13 || Spring 13 || Winter 12-13 (chicks!)
Fall 2012 || Summer 12 || Spring 12 (chicks!) || Winter 11-12
Fall 2011 || Summer 11 || Spring 11 (chicks!) || Winter 10-11
Fall 2010 || Summer 10 (chicks!) || Spring 10 (chicks!) || Winter 09-10
Fall 2009 || Summer 09 || Spring 09 || Winter 08-09 (chicks!)
In the Beginning:
Fall 2008 || 6 Months || 5 Months || 4 Months || Weeks 11-12
Weeks 7-10 || Week 6 || Week 5 || Week 4 || Week 3 || Week 2 || Chicks!

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