I can't believe how fast the time has gone and how big some of my chicks have gotten already. It's bittersweet... I'm looking forward to the day when they can experience the "outside world" and have fresh air, get to scratch in the dirt, etc. but at the same time, I'm going to miss them being tiny babies. Chickhood goes by so fast. Anyway, here are my 3 and 4 week old babies... (Please excuse the filthy brooders, I was gone almost all day and didn't get a chance to clean them. They will get clean water before I go to bed though.) 28 day old EE and New Hampshire Red, 23 day old Silver Lakenvelder(?) & mystery white chick (Leghorn? White Rock? ) The Silver Lakenvelder in the pic above (Teeny) has a sister/brother (Tiny) who doesn't seem to be growing at all. I was worried about her yesterday because she seemed weak and the crazy wild EE and NHR were knocking her over a lot, so I have put her in her own bedroom for a couple of days... just to make sure she able to eat and drink and stay good and warm close to the heat lamp. Here's her bedroom where she can see and hear the other chicks but has extra safety. She is so very small that I'm beginning to wonder if she and Teeny are bantams even though the TSC I got them from said they were standards. Here are 3 week old Teeny & Tiny on my lap a couple of days ago. Do they look like standards, or bantams? And last, but not least, here are my three 23 day old Cornish Rocks. I believe there are 2 pullets and 1 cockerel (on right) in this group. They have been separated, not only because they are MESSY, MESSY chicks, but so I can restrict their food intake in hopes of slowing their growth some. I my chicken babies, all of them, and that includes my 1 year old babies too.