Fern is 20 weeks old, can you believe it?! She looks much like her mama, Ivy (who is still hanging on after her bout with internal laying/infection), but her barring is an improvement over her mom's (thanks, Dutch!). She's trouble personified, this girl. She now flies over the fence or on top of the coop, my only flier in the flock. Hopefully, her bottom will become too heavy to do that soon, as she comes into lay. Here's Riley, the daughter of my blue Ameraucana, Charlotte, with my BR rooster, Dutch, so she and Fern are half sisters. Riley is 15 weeks old and soon to go into the main flock, though she does freerange with them on occasion.