Originally Posted by Josefina
I'm finally back! I've been so busy with my chicks I forgot to give a final update at the end of April. All the chicks are doing great; they grow so fast, and they are SO pretty!! Lena's youngest, who I was worried about for the first few days, is doing fine and is keeping up with all her older siblings. So far, their coloring seems to be coming in so that I have three mille fleurs, one calico, and one mottled buff columbian (I am guessing she is a "crop out" color, since the mille fleur coloring for Cochins is not perfect yet). Also Lena's eldest chick (hatched from her egg) is coming in brown with black mottling. The chicks are only three weeks old, but I'm already suspicious that my calico is a little cockerel...it's growing faster, has more feathering, and has a larger comb than the others. If I only get one rooster out of all of them though, that is REALLY good! (I have hatched more than my fair share of roosters, haha )
(These pictures are from a week ago, so the chicks actually have more feathering by now. I just haven't gotten around to the weekly photoshoot yet.)
Awwww, Love broody hens and chicks.