Saturday, April 28, 2007

Cute Chicks

Since Simon blogged about his chicks, I feel compelled to do the same. We have a variety of bantams and mixed breeds this spring, with guinea fowl chicks to come.

Here's an example of one of the bantams, full grown. We also have white ones with fuzzy feet.

And finally, here's a view of the dogs and chickens in the back yard. All pix by O.


ThomasK said...

Great pictures of the chicks and chickens... are you raising more than one chick of the same breed?

Our two Barred Rock chicks (3 weeks old) came from the same hatchery, but they seem to be growing at different rates. Trying to figure out if I've got a pullet and a cockerel instead of the two pullets I'd hoped for.

KAZ said...

Growing fast doesn't denote rooster-dom, at least not in our experience. We usually get chicks in pairs, although not all of them make it through the early days. Once in a while, you'll get a runt who grows slowly--that's something to be concerned about. If you have one that grows super fast, your breeder probably tossed a Cornish game hen into the mix. But you can tell them apart from Barred Rocks, so I don't think that's your situation.