Originally Posted by Mommato5
Originally Posted by dennarahl
I just wanted to share a cute picture of my black broilers:
These two are two weeks old as of today. The little one is the runt. She's been growing well and eating like a pig. The big one, is the first obvious boy. I could see that red comb all the way across their big brooder. After I picked him up I saw the little wattles. D'awww, how cute!
Aw, they are so cute! I can't believe the comb on that baby! He's a Roo for sure! That's as big as the comb on my 6 week old Roo! Crazy!
Oh yeah! Sheesh, my pullets are 5-6 months old and they don't even have combs that big yet.
In pullet news, my silver-laced cochin squatted for me twice this week! Three days ago I was grabbing them all to put them out in the tractor for some weed eating. She was the last one in the run, so she scrambled to get away like the grumpy lady she is, and when I got my hand on her back she froze, squatted down, stuck her wings out at right-angles, and started chirping softly. At first I thought I hurt her until I realized what she was doing. Then last night I was holding them in the run and picked her up for some pets, and she did it again on my lap!
It is kind of weird now that I know what that means, but also kind of cool that they think I'm the "rooster" of the house