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Photo Gallery ~ Week 5

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March 14, 2008 - Swiss Chard--YUM!

Here are the chicks eating a swiss chard leaf from the garden. I was holding pieces of it for them until one little Barred Rock kept biting my fingers in her rush to beat everyone else to the food!

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Girl or boy? The two Light Brahmas continue to differ in appearance. At 5 weeks, it's probably too soon to tell for sure, but it sure looks to me like one may be a guy! Here are the two.


Rooster?


Hen?

The girls are out of the pit completely now. We finished the roosts on top, and I put some bedding over one side while they learn to use the roosts. (See the same date in the "Coop" section for the latest on these sleeping arrangements.)

Here are a few closeups of the girls either beginning to roost or begging for swiss chard!


Black Australorp


Barred Rock

Silver Laced Wyandotte
Black Australorp

Light Brahma

Rhode Island Red

March 10, 2008 - Grazing in the Grass.

The girls are a month old and almost completely feathered out. A few tufts of down are left on their heads.

They are tired of their pit. Since the days have been in the 70s, I've been letting them out to enjoy the whole coop during the day and back to the pit and heat light at night. Today was the first time they weren't ready to go back on their own. I had to chase them all down--not as easy now that they have a 6x12 foot space to evade me in!

I pulled up a big plug of weeds from the pasture and put it in the coop today--they love this. Can't wait till they can be outside to enjoy this delicacy au naturale. Hopefully in 2 more weeks they will have enough feathers to keep them warm without the heat light.


Columbian 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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