Brians Chicks

By Brian, Jan 11, 2012 | |
  1. Brian
    Day One: 2-1-08
    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]Today the chicks arrived. All 25 of them. So, here they are: 7 Rhode Island Red, 6 Delaware, 5 Black Australorp, 3 Ameraucana, 2 Buff Orpington, and 2 Plymouth Barred Rock. They were hatched on 1-29-08, so here they are at 3 days old.
    Brian
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    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]Here they are at Day 10:[/FONT]
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    Four Weeks Old Now.
    I found homes for 9, and have settled on keeping 16: 4 Rhode Island Red, 4 Delaware, 4 Black Australorp, 2 Ameraucana, 1 Buff Orpington, and 1 Plymouth Barred Rock.

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    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]Seven Weeks Old[/FONT] [FONT=book antiqua,palatino](3-18-08):[/FONT]
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    [FONT=book antiqua,palatino]Here they are at 10 weeks.
    Though not visible, there is a line of wire connecting the tops of all fence posts. There is no post-top perching available to hawks. Additionally, each post has baling wire connecting it to the apex of the hen house roof, again...to discourage hawks.
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