one-month old chicks - check out "then and now"

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by smnytx, Oct 27, 2007.

  1. smnytx

    smnytx In the Brooder

    Sep 9, 2007
    It's amazing how much these birds change in one short month!

    Here is Rocky on adoption day, one month ago:


    And here is Rocky now (with my younger DS):


    Rhody (the alpha pullet) on adoption day:


    And Rhody now (showing off her impressive wings):


    Racket (the "allegedly Aracauna" EE) on adoption day:


    And Racket now (with my older DS):


    The three Amigas:


    And finally DH last weekend, starting the coop. We hope it will be done by tomorrow evening. All that's left to do is finish putting up the mesh on the "downstairs," finish sheathing the upstairs (and put in the nesting box access door, put in the roost, and attach the roof. One side of the coop features a lifting roof panel for access to clean, and a lifting "downstairs" panel to let the girls out when we're around to watch them. We have finished the handles and the ladder, etc. Still trying to decide whether to leave the cedar bare, stain it, or paint it... The girls will be in there within a couple of weeks (with the heat lamp), so that they will be used to the new digs before we go away for Thanksgiving week (the chicken babysitter will find this a lot easier than the "in between" housing they're in now).[​IMG]

  2. Zenbirder

    Zenbirder Songster

    May 3, 2007
    New Mexico
    Those boys and chicks are going to be real proud of a Mom like you, sooooo cute!
  3. thndrdancr

    thndrdancr Songster

    Mar 30, 2007
    Belleville, Kansas
    Really nice, love the looks of your coop so far and boy how your babies have grown!
  4. JudyMcKinn

    JudyMcKinn Songster

    Jan 24, 2007
    SW MO
    Looking real good, so far, on the coop.
    And you are right, they grow like weeds, don't they? Very cute babies.
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    Like the pic of the RIR (hawk chick lol.) I cant beleive how fast they grow!

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