My peep-peeps are turning into bok-boks *Lots of PICS*

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by AKD, Jun 1, 2011.

  1. AKD

    AKD In the Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    Well, I did the official introduction for myself in the new member section...

    Posted a question as to whether my Fergie is a Fergus... and now the 'girls' (fingers crossed they both are) can have an official introduction [​IMG]

    We got them as day olds (Australorp x New Hampshire), and they have gradually grown, taken over the house, and now been kicked out [​IMG]

    Days Old Harriet



    Days Old Fergie


    Week Old Harriet


    Week Old Fergie


    Harriet 8 weeks



    Fergie 8 weeks


    The In-between setup in the spare shower, which consisted of the heat lamp being suspended off a cricket bat [​IMG] I raised it bit by bit, then turned it off during days, then both day and night,
    then the girls were kicked out (not without some stress on my part!!)


    I have some more piccies of them outside in their new home, which I will add soon [​IMG]
  2. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

    May 11, 2010
    They grew up fast, didn't they?
  3. lilchick

    lilchick Songster

    May 23, 2008
    Williamsport In.
    Fergie does look like a roo so you might go ahead with the Fergus. Look at the growing red comb and wattles as well as the tail set.

    And the beginnings of pointy feathers in saddle area in front of tail. Nice pics. by the way! They look like loved and spoiled babies..[​IMG]
  4. darin367

    darin367 Songster

    Dec 1, 2010
    Shelton, Wa.
    i'm no expert but in my opinion you have 2 young ladies...... looks like they don't need a heat lamp anymore either....
  5. AKD

    AKD In the Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    Thanks very muchly guys.. I'm so undecided about the Fergs.. One minute I'm thinking Roo then the next I'm thinking Pullet [​IMG] But I'm new to this too,
    I guess I'll wait for a crow or an egg - and I'll let you know!

    They were getting weaned off the light during this photoshoot, It's our winter over here so I was slightly stressed about them freezing [​IMG] But they did fine..

    They're outside now, and have been for about 4 days, and they love it and have grown more!!! I have more pics yet to add, so I'll try to do it later. They're 9 weeks today,
    and yes they have grown up way too fast!! I miss my little fuzz balls [​IMG]
  6. AKD

    AKD In the Brooder

    May 23, 2011
    Here are the 9 week photos - taken on the iphone so sorry for the quality... In a small coop at the minnie, but am setting up a section of the yard so they can free-range during the day (more research *sigh* when do you ever stop learning [​IMG] )

    Harriet 9 weeks


    Following pics, all Fergs, this week he/she is looking more like a pullet????? Her comb is still quite fleshy in colour? I dunno!??? [​IMG][​IMG]

    Ferg's tail feathers


    Fergs in Action


  7. chicklover16

    chicklover16 queen of flirts

    Jun 3, 2011
    Em's Dungeon
    aaaaaaaawwwwwww, they are soooooooooo cute, your making me want more babies [​IMG]
  8. well. look at it this way, if its a fergus, then you can have lots more babies!!! and just become an addict like us all.
  9. Willie647

    Willie647 In the Brooder

    Nov 23, 2008
    Southeast Texas
    Quote:That's how it started for me, slowly but then all of a sudden I have 2 flocks,one at each house I own. Talk about addictive!
  10. the houses? or the chickens?

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