Happy Babies at week 5 (ish)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by WldFlwrs, Mar 24, 2015.

  1. WldFlwrs

    WldFlwrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several of my white chicks. I suspect they may be leghorns, which I'm not keen about.
    They are active and flighty birds compared to my red chicks.
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    One of my sweet red girls. Would love to know what breed she and her sisters are.
    Their other sister turned into their brother :)
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    My red rooster on the right and in the photo below with his "sister" on the left.
    I call him "Steady Eddy" because he is so sweet and calm.
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    One of what I think might be three white rooster chicks on the left.
    The one on the right is my best friend, Dumpling. Meets me
    at the door every time I enter the pen. She started out as a bit of a pill!
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    Made a "roost" for the chicks out of an old embroidery lap frame.

    The boxes and things we put in the pen seem to keep the chicks occupied.
    When we did that they quit pecking on each other. They love hopping on
    and in the little boxes we put in there for them. Plus a few have sleep in them.
     
  2. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

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    You are right about your white chicks, they look like Leghorns. The red chicks are likely production reds. You do have one red cockerel, and possibly one Leghorn cockerel. You will have to wait and see on that one. Leghorns do get super sized combs, including the pullets, so that isn't the concerning factor. His/her comb seems to have some color already so that may indicate male. You will know for sure in the next week or 2.
     
  3. WldFlwrs

    WldFlwrs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The t wo cockerels have very red combs already. Didn't show distinctly in the photos.
     

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