I finished weights and measures on my latest hatch yesterday and I continue to be really impressed with overall growth rates, which are still unlike anything I've seen in any of my other hatches. At two weeks of age, the combined gender average chick size is 4.98 ounces and average growth rate is 84.27%, with my largest chick coming in at 5.5 ounces and my highest growth rate coming in at 112.6% for the past week, and 365.52% since hatch. Here are some photos of the most photogenic in the group:
Comet: Ameraucan-mix/White Rock - One of my biggest and fastest growing
C4 - no name NN
Ziggy: Ameraucana-mix/Dorking-mix - I love the cushion comb!
Simon - NN/White Rock, and one of the chicks I'm most excited about.
C12 - no name yet - Ameraucana-mix/White Rock - I'm pretty sure this is a cockerel, and his shanks are surprisingly huge. I had to remove his bands, the largest I had, after taking this photo.
C13 - no name yet: Bielefelder/Australorp - This is one of my "surprise" chicks as I didn't know I'd get another Biel-mix from my Aussie girls. I suspect it's a girl, but not yet certain.
Gypsy - NN/Bielefelder - She wasn't feeling very cooperative for photography. The diva wasn't into the mood.
Willow - NN/White Rock and another chick I was really coveting, this one a pullet.