We have feathers!!! Plus some cute sleeping chicks pictures.

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Crazyland, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
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    It is just amazing to me how quickly the little ones are growing up. In just a few days their feathers have seemed to have erupted.
    How long will it be till they have lost their cute baby look?

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  2. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    Adorable. And they lose that baby look REALLY fast. Enjoy it.
     
  3. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    They are so cute. Soon it will be time for the ugly teenage stage. Thankfully they get thru that stage pretty quickly.
     
  4. jaboo81

    jaboo81 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Man they are cute! [​IMG]
     
  5. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is interesting to see what colors are under than fluff. I didn't think the dirty yellow ones would be that yellow!

    About how old will they be before you can tell roo from hen? It is a question I never looked up. I bet I have a ways.
     
  6. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    I had a couple of roos(that were SUPPOSED to be pullets) that at a few weeks I smacked myself in the forehead and said a few choice words(like, my what a lovely COMB you're developing)! Didn't take long at all for that little comb and wattles to develop on my Black Langshan and Partridge Rock.

    By the way...[​IMG] your new babies.
     
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  7. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    In most breeds, the secondary sex characteristics start showing up at four to six weeks. Of course it helps if you have more than one of each breed to compare to.
    With my brahmas, the scrawniest ugliest chicks at 4 weeks old were my roos.
     
  8. 4-H chicken mom

    4-H chicken mom Overrun With Chickens

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    Cute pics. I hate it when they sleep like that. I always stand there and watch to make sure they are still breathing.
     
  9. Olive Hill

    Olive Hill Overrun With Chickens

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    Oh man. It's way too cold here for chicks right now, but I have the spring itch like no other and these pictures don't help! [​IMG]
     
  10. Crazyland

    Crazyland Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 14, 2009
    Sandhills NC
    LMAO I watch them too. I also do a head count even though I know they can't get out!

    It is cold here, expecting 1/2" ice tomorrow night. I am rushing to put a coop together!
     

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