At 9 Weeks

By evansc3 · Jan 11, 2012 ·
  1. evansc3
    Chicks are doing great! And my DH is doing much better. The chicks are in their coop! They took to it fairly easily. I locked them in for a full day and night and let them out in the morning. The first night, it was still pretty cold and they wouldn't go in. They piled up in a corner of the pen under the coop. I had to go in and put them up, one by one. The next night, all but 3 went in on their own. Since then, they are in just before the sun goes down.

    Finally can tell their sexes for sure. Not too bad, 5 girls and 3 boys in a random draw. Had to trade off two roosters. I kept the black and brown rooster. He's absolutely beautiful. Hope he's friendly when he's older. Still no signs of spurs. I have a pullet that looks similar to a dominecker but more of a lace pattern. Introducing the two new girls wasn't as bad as I had imagined. Got lucky I guess. The rooster was the only one to pick on either of the new girls, and he picked the biggest. He was going for her eye. She tolerated him for just a couple minutes, but then finally got tired of the frontal attacks and just pecked him 3 times in the top of the head. He ran away then and that ended it.[​IMG]

    They are looking good and I'm looking forward to finding my first eggs. Not expecting any until the middle of September. Lol. I need to use this time to find some good egg recipes!

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