November peeps are growing up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by andalusn, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. andalusn

    andalusn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Too big to sleep under her wings, they now just form a line. The heat lamp was added about 10 days ago when the temps really dropped into the 20's at night and they quit sleeping in their box. They are becoming "big" chickens and want to roost at night and have taken over the empty brooder box top. Coming up on 8 weeks old and momma hen still keeps track of everybody. They have been raised free range and part of the larger flock from week one. Started out with 16, lost one along the way. 15 chicks (6 roos & 9 hens). I really like how some are speckled like their mother hen and some appear to be black.

    From this:

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    Taken this evening at feeding time (8 weeks)

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  2. shellyga

    shellyga Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 23, 2010
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    LOVE that first picture with Mama.. [​IMG]

    oohh wow.. thank you for sharing.. my first..and oldest chicks are 3 weeks old.. so nice to see how fast they have grown.. [​IMG]

    would love for others to share their "baby to big chick" pictures..

    Shelly
     
  3. pharmchickrnmom

    pharmchickrnmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Love it! Beats John and Kate plus 8 by a long shot!
     
  4. terrilhb

    terrilhb Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 11, 2010
    Georgia
    Thanks for the pictures. Put a smile on my face. It was awesome. [​IMG]
     
  5. dwegg

    dwegg Chillin' With My Peeps

    [​IMG] wow that is a lot of babies! That momma is an excellent girl! I would love to watch a mom and her babies. Those pics are the best...thanks for sharing.
     
  6. Chicken Junkies

    Chicken Junkies Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thanks for sharing the awesome photos. You have a super momma hen there, raising 15 babies all by herself.
     
  7. jomoncon

    jomoncon Chillin' With My Peeps

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