Happy birthday! I guess I'm too late.
I'm no expert at all. But the first two look like cockerels to me, because of the significant comb and wattle development at 5 week old. And the last one on right seems hen. But again, I'm just a newbie.
So Duckling is not your daughter, but niece? I cannot believe it! I always thought that you have been such a good mother to her. Anyway, she is a lucky girl with such a great auntie!
Hey guy! Question Im sure many of you will know the answer to . My less than week old chicks are still in the living room in a brooder, but my almost 6 week old silkies have been outside in their new coop since last Saturday. I have plans to free range during the day and securely coop them at night, as of right now the silkies are cooped only, and haven't been outside since moving to the coop. At what point can they see grass again, and by that I mean at what age will they be smart enough to return to the coop at dusk? I plan on only allowing them out for a few hours in the evening to start and working them up to being out all day once they are full grown. Any advice would be appreciated.
Also, once the little babies (which are all LF and not bantams) reach 3 weeks old I would like to introduce the 2 "sets" of babies. Does that seem appropriate?