My little chicks are growing like weeds! They are putting on feathers like mad and guzzling food and water! They are still so cute!
Minnie you have me a little worried with your comments about them looking like welsummers... They are putting on brown feathers! I thought Sussex hens were black!
No, SS are a dark red, then the get the black and white tips on them. They are colored a lot like Wellies though. The good thing is, if they are Welsummers, they are pretty and they lay nice dark brown eggs and they are generally a fairly calm and friendly breed. Where did you get them?
As for the chow hound chicks, try some Buckeyes, they are like vacuum machines with the food. They will eat your arm off as chicks to get to the feed even. They are a hungry breed. LOL But I had to turn one over yesterday for some reason, which is only 3 weeks old, and you can already see a nice chunk of breast meat is growing on them!