What a difference 2 1/2 weeks makes!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by EE R' Us, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. EE R' Us

    EE R' Us Out Of The Brooder

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    We now have Chickenzillas! [​IMG]

    I can't believe how fast they grow .. we've had to put a top on their brooder, they can all fly very well now and it's very easy for them to escape!


    You can see they are losing their baby chick fluff and their new feathers are coming in rapidly! They now have tail feathers, and their wings are almost fully feathered out . their legs are starting to turn much more green now too! They are in the midst of the 'uglies' right now .. they look kind of moth eaten. [​IMG] We ended up losing one on Easter morning, it was very sad for the girls and I. Thankfully the surving three are doing great though and we've had no more problems.

    Top on their brooder .. just plastic chicken fencing :

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    Olive says .. Bock .. the paparazzi girls .. they've found us![​IMG]

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    What are you looking at ?? Hmmmmmm ...

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    Hazel and Clover tell Olive to just ignore them and they'll go away [​IMG]

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  2. mmtillman

    mmtillman Chillin' With My Peeps

    What kind of chicks do you have? ONe of them looks like mine do !
    And yes!! Mine grew soo much faster then we 'planned' !!! [​IMG]
    Had to get hubby to whip me up a temp pen to keep them in till they could graduate to the coop!! Now I cant wait for the eggs and more baby chicks to arrive!! So much to look forward to !!! [​IMG][​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  3. SpringChickens

    SpringChickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 1, 2009
    College Station, Tx
    LOL, if you think they're going through a "special" stage now, just wait another week and a half!! The four week old birds look VERY special.

    They are certainly adorable!
     
  4. Jennings Gamefowl

    Jennings Gamefowl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] all soo cute and [​IMG]
     
  5. EE R' Us

    EE R' Us Out Of The Brooder

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    Mmtillman .. our chicks are Easter Eggers. I'm glad your chicks are doing well. We need to get hopping on our coop and run here pretty soon, too.

    SpringChickens .. I figured they'd get even more moth eaten looking as their necks and heads start to fill in. [​IMG]*LOL*

    Cjenn222 .. thanks for the warm welcome. [​IMG]
     
  6. briana1975

    briana1975 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 23, 2009
    Carleton Mi.
    Quote:I know what you mean mine are 3 1/2 weeks old. They have feathers staring to come in on their heads and rumps. Man are they ugly. I am looking forward to my pretty chickens to grow a bit more.
     
  7. Chicken Fruit

    Chicken Fruit Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2009
    Echo Homestead
    Theres nothing better than a giant cardboard brooder for those super fast growing boogars.

    I have a batch in one right now. Soon i will put them in the coop and be done with the brooder mess.

    Yeesh.

    They're so cute [​IMG] I like EEs a lot.
     
  8. silverlining

    silverlining Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh for goodness sakes!! The EEs seem to feather much faster than the Brahmas. I got my first 3 chicks ever 2 weeks ago (Brahmas) and they are just starting to get lots of wing feather, while the 3 day old EEs I got yesterday are about a third of the Brahma's size, yet they already have almost full wings! Is that normal for different breeds?
     
  9. terri9630

    terri9630 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 2 EE's too. We went camping for 3 days and I swear they doubled in size while we were gone. I don't think my RIR's grew that fast. I think one of my EE's may be a rooster. He/she/it has a longer tail than the other and carries it more up right. Could it just be the a difference in breeds used for the cross?
     
  10. HippieHomesteader

    HippieHomesteader Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:My light brahmas are feathering out much slower than my others (BO and RSL). I read on some thread that they are a slow-maturing breed, so I'm not worried much about it. I think it's normal both between breeds and within breeds to feather at different rates. I am interested to see if my fast-feathering chicks are faster on the laying, too!
     

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