My babies aren't babies anymore...picture heavy!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by howfunkyisurchicken, Aug 2, 2011.

  1. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Towards the end of April I ordered a bunch of Cochins from McMurray. They were such cute, perfect little puff balls [​IMG] They've been, hands down, the friendliest chicks I've ever raised. Well, at almost 15 weeks old, they're not really babies anymore. I'm thinking I have all pullets, which would make most on this forum go [​IMG] but I really wanted a rooster (what are the odds that out of 4 straight run chicks I wouldn't get a single boy?). So, here are some pictures I took of them yesterday. They're getting so big and FLUFFY!
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    At first, I thought this one was a boy. Now I'm thinking its just a fast developing pullet
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    Same with this one, these 2 were the most developed from the beginning. Then their comb developement just petered out. The first bird did try to mount my hand when it was around 5 weeks old though. It grabbed the hair band on my wrist and went to town [​IMG]
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    I love these 2 girls, they're so sweet and they're HUGE!
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  2. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:They are soooo cute!
    My six are 5 weeks old and it's looking like one may be a rooster. And if she is a he, he- we will be looking for a new home for him. Why is it many times in life when you want something-you don't get it and when you don't want it you get it.
     
  3. Hummingbird Hollow

    Hummingbird Hollow Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very nice looking birds you have there. I don't know much about Cochins but it looks like you have four very distinctive colors there. Did you do that on purpose or did it just turn out that way?
     
  4. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:I just ordered the colors I liked [​IMG] I ordered buff, partridge, white, black and blue. I only ended up with 1 splash from the 4 blues I ordered, the rest were black...they were also the 4 straight run birds I thought I would get my rooster from [​IMG]
     
  5. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    lorain's fids :

    Quote:They are soooo cute!
    My six are 5 weeks old and it's looking like one may be a rooster. And if she is a he, he- we will be looking for a new home for him. Why is it many times in life when you want something-you don't get it and when you don't want it you get it.

    I wish we were closer, your little roo would already have a new home and a nice flock of lovely ladies to look after. Good luck finding him a place to stay, shouldn't be too hard since cochins are such adorable fluffballs [​IMG]
     
  6. lorain's fids

    lorain's fids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Not a Cochin-He's a Dominique- [​IMG]
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  7. KiraCookie

    KiraCookie Out Of The Brooder

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    They are so cute! I have a hen like that but she is gray and white splash cochin. Very beautiful. [​IMG]
     
  8. chickens? not yet

    chickens? not yet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Very pretty birds!!
     
  9. Chick15

    Chick15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Why is it many times in life when you want something-you don't get it and when you don't want it you get it.

    This is so true! We ordered 15 chicks, even though that was way more than we wanted but it was the minimum order at eFowl.com-we were counting on some dying and some being roosters (we didn't want them to be eaten, we just thought that some may be sick or be eaten and thought that 15 would be enough to compensate for the roosters (we were going to send the roos to freezer camp) and ones that die) When we opened the box and we counted, they had thrown an extra one in and they were all healthy and peeping away. Out of 16, we only got 5 roos, that is 11 hens. I know many would be overjoyed with this outcome, but for us it means we have at least 3 to get rid of (we r going to sell them) I think we will wait 'till they begin to lay though, as we will be able to keep the best layers for ourselves [​IMG]
     

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