They grow so fast

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jab91864, Mar 9, 2008.

  1. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    Hard to believe the babies are 4 wks old now :::




    I wish I could say I could stop myself but I can' I have eggs in 2 bators and three 10 day old chicks in another brooder.

    I also have more eggs coming....but they aren't for me they are for my son. [​IMG]

    Julie [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2008
  2. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Those are only four weeks old!? [​IMG] Wow, they're big!!! [​IMG]
  3. new2chickens

    new2chickens Songster

    Mar 2, 2008
    Quote:Thats what I was thinking!!! OMG is this the size I get to look forward to in just 3 short weeks?!!?

  4. Steve

    Steve Ye Olde Henhouse Builder

    What size is the pen?

    I'm thinking with my 14 it ain't gonna be big enough.:|
  5. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Quote:Yeah, say it's like 1.5' by 3'!!! That way maybe half of mine would fit in my brooder by that time...[​IMG]
  6. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Songster

    Jan 17, 2008
    aw. that's great. they're getting very big!
  7. greysandy

    greysandy In the Brooder

    Feb 20, 2008
    Anaheim, CA
    OMG, I was just noticing how big my girls got in one week, but yours look like GIANTS! [​IMG] I guess I'm lucky that I only have 9, so they won't be too crowded in the brooder... As if I weren't already taking pictures nearly every day, but this really inspires me to document their growth at one week intervals, so I can look back on them.

    The thing that put it all in perspective was looking at how large they are compared to the red plastic feeder.

    Here's a picture of my girls one week after I got them (so they are probably 1 week and 5 days old now.)

  8. sweetshoplady

    sweetshoplady Songster

    Feb 4, 2008
    Venice, Florida
    Great looking baby chickens you both have! It is fun to look back at their pics. And see how much they grow. It seems like they grow daily.
  9. jab91864

    jab91864 Songster

    Apr 3, 2007
    Northern Michigan
    They are out growing their box. It is good sized... I could lay down in it.

    The biggest of the lot is a cockerel from my blue orp rooster over my buff orp hen. He is huge !!! He flies up to perch on the side when he sees me so he gets petted. They're 5 wks old now. I took the pics a couple days ago.

    Here he is

    Here he is next to a pullet from the same combo hatched the same day..

    Julie [​IMG]

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