Hi everyone, A week or so ago, I was talking about my pullets and how they turned out to be a lot younger than we were told they were when they were sold to us. I have had a hard time getting good pictures, but I got a couple of good ones in the last few days. Here is a picture of me holding Juanita, my barred rock. She's my little buddy! I have had my birds for 3-1/2 weeks. When I got them on May 29th, I was told they were "about 3 months, maybe as young as 10 weeks". I realize now they were more like 5 or 6 weeks, but I did not know any better at the time. I am still not sure how old they were/are! So here are the pics: She is getting a good comb, though it's still not red. I think you can actually see all 5 of them in this picture: I think the only one that is the actual age I was told they were is the easter egger, Bertha. Now THAT is a temperamental bird! She's not mean or aggressive or anything, but it's perfectly OK with her if humans don't ever touch her. Kinda a snooty Sister Bertha Betterthanyou. LOL. Here's my girls getting greens from the garden that they just love! It's a pretty good shot of Bertha's face. I hope the uploads came out ok. I took these with my cell phone, so sorry if they're a little fuzzy. I think these pullets right now are roughly about 10 weeks, maybe 12. They are approixmately 1-1/2 times the size they were when I brought them home on May 29th. The EE is beginning to cluck and make "chickeny" vocalizations. So is the leghorn, who is supposedly the youngest of the flock. I was told the EE would start laying in late June or early July, but I think she's a little younger and won't lay until late July, if then. I was told the rest of them would start laying in August, "maybe" as late as September. Thoughts? These are our first chickens. We have lots of books and have viewed lots of websites, but nothing that shows what they should look like at 3 weeks, 6 weeks, 12 weeks, etc. Thanks to everyone in advance!