First Time Outside @ 2 Wks Old Starring DUTCH, Son of Hawkeye

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by speckledhen, May 7, 2008.

  1. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    We named him! The big chunky Barred Rock boy is named. His name is Dutch. His brother is Mace and they will be joining the flock to help Zane with the duties (being optimistic in saying "joining"). He and all except six of the 32 chicks are 13 days old. Since it's over 75 degrees and sunny, I opened the door to the pen. Dutch was the first one out. Only a few came out, several RIRs, Dutch's sister, and two 6-day-old New Hampshire pullet chicks. A Welsummer came to the door, but didn't venture outside. We named him, then I thought DUH! Should have saved the name Dutch for a Welsummer rooster since that is the origin of the breed, but I'm still not 100% sure I'll keep one. I only recently discovered that part of my heritage is Dutch, hence, the name.
  2. Cuban Longtails

    Cuban Longtails Flock Mistress

    Sep 20, 2007
    Northeast Texas
    Welcome to the flock, Dutch! [​IMG] [​IMG]

    If the weather will ever cooperate, I'll get some pictures of his bigger brothers and sisters. [​IMG] It's raining cats & dogs out there right now.
  3. He looks like a character!
  4. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude

    love to see pics when you can get them, Tara! It's looking a bit overcast here now, too. I put them back inside when no one else ventured out. Seems Dutch is quite the leader already, though.
  5. Cetawin

    Cetawin Chicken Beader

    Mar 20, 2008
    NW Kentucky
    Oh how precious! Those two will do Hawkeye's legacy proud.
  6. Ellie

    Ellie Songster

    Aug 10, 2007
    Redding, Ca.
    What a cutie! I love the pic of the one looking down off the ramp.

  7. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator

    Sep 25, 2007
    As always with your feathered kids, cuteness abounds!
  8. megshenhut

    megshenhut Songster

    Jun 21, 2007
    Central Colorado
    Too cute! Dutch looks like an investigator type, leading the group already!!
  9. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Dutch, the born leader! It's always fun to watch them in new surroundings!
  10. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Now that is a great name! Those are some nice looking chicks, too. It is 80 up here. My last hatch is out on the grass in the sun and breeze having a blast. I know your chicks must have had an equally grand time exploring something new in the sunshine. Thanks for the photos. [​IMG]

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