She's growing up so fast! Pictures! :)

77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
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Aug 19, 2008
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Wow. I can't believe how fast my little spoiled baby chick, Ivory, is growing up. Today she is.....exactly 32 days old. Just about a month old already!
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She has feathers growing out everywhere and I've noticed her high-pitched peeping once in a great while becomes deeper. Tonight while she is eating, she keeps making lower whistle/cheep noises, which just started happening a few days ago. I'm going to be sad when she loses her baby peeping voice completely.
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And all her downy fuzz is going to go away. Although on the bright side, I can't wait to see what color she is going to be! I'm guessing she's going to be a Lemon Blue color...Right now, her face has a golden "mask" and her body is gray colored. But her new feathers that she has so far on her wings are a mix of gray/golden. She's a Splash Cochin/Buff Orpington mix, and the only chick that hatched from a test hatch (there were 3 eggs, 2 were early quitters). Now she lives in her own brooder box (except she shares it with her mirror and a small, white teddy bear...which really isn't too white anymore because she likes to sit on it and baby chicks tend to poop a lot.
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) and she sleeps in my bedroom. I say goodnight to her every night and she's the first thing I see in the morning...mostly because he wakes me up with her peeping.
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The bad thing is that if she's a rooster, I can't keep her. So far she looks like a pullet to me, but I'm not sure. It would really stink to have to sell her because I feel like I'm her mother hen (which she thinks I am) because I talk to her and play with her and care for her everyday and she likes to follow me around.
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But anyway, it's amazing how fast they grow up...yet it takes forever for them to lay their first egg!
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Here are some fairly recent pictures of her: (2-3 weeks old)
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Feel free to share your own stories about your babies that are growing up! And feel free to post pictures of them!
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They look so funny when they have feathered wings yet the rest of their body is all downy fluff feathers.
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77horses

◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊
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Mrs. Fluffy Puffy :

I know they need to stay tiny and cute forever!!! ( I'm not saying adult chickens aren't cute! )

I wish! But yes, they are still cute as adults, too.
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Anyone have any chicks who are starting to grow up????? If so, please feel free to post pictures and/or a story!
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Today I noticed Ivory has even more feathers growing in! I literally think that she is growing them overnight and while I'm gone because when I check on her everyday after I go somewhere, she seems to have more feathers growing!!!
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Red&Yellow

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Sep 30, 2009
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Aww, what a sweetie...My 7 are a week and a half old. They are just darling. Only 4 are named:

Noir, my only pure chick, is a golden-laced Wyandotte. Nigel, the first to hatch, is white Plymouth Rock/EE. Nigel is all white (no muffs:() with a black spot on his back. Kevin is the same mix(diff hen) , but is gray and has muffs! Kevin did not come out of a blue egg, however, unlike Nigel.
Numba Seven (yes that is his name) was the last to hatch, and is the same mix(diff hen) as Nigel and Kevin. He came from a blue egg, and is gray and has muffs like Kevin. There is a very large golden-laced Wyandotte/buff Plymouth Rock cross who is very pretty. He has brown barring on buff feathers. There is also a GLW/partridge Rock who has gold 'partridging' on brown feathers. And finally, there is a GLW/barred Rock who I am very interested to see feather out. Right now he looks like a pure barred Rock, except with a rose comb. Oh, and all the chicks with GLW roo have rose combs and the EEs have I THINK
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peacombs......


Sorry for rambling, I was just waiting for the excuse to tell the world about my chickies!!!
 

Blue_Myst

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They do grow up really fast, especially when you have to build a coop for them before they get too big!

I love her coloring, it will be very interesting to see what she looks like when she is full grown!
 

77horses

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I do too! I think she's going to be similar to a lemon blue color...or like a lemon gray??? But her wing feathers are gray with gold specks and her chest feathers (of the ones that are just growing out) look like a lighter gold color. Her golden mask will be interesting, too!

Red&Yellow-I love all your chick's names!
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I'm in French class and "Noir" means black...does that have something to do with Noir, your golden-laced Wyandotte?
 

Red&Yellow

Songster
10 Years
Sep 30, 2009
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77horses, yes you are right! Noir is named because she was the first black chick after two very yellow chicks. I was just so surprised that such dark bird could come out of a shell!!! So, her name is Noir (I am a quarter French
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)....oh, and her mother is named Yellow and her father, Red (hehe, my name) so I thought I would go along with the color theme. Here she is, just after hatch. The chick in the corner is the GLW/buff Rock.
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Here she is now:
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