My goodness I'm amazed how big they've grown in a week! They have little bum feathers! The little ladies are starting to act like chickens now. We added some sticks for them to roost on, and those ladies hopped right up like they've been doing it their whole lives. My goodness, they can fly! A few flap their wings and kind of run and jump and off they go! I'm so amazed and so are the kids!
Let's see this weeks round up the chicks have almost all their wing feathers and are growing bum feathers. They still have soft downy bodies.
They are roosting, some will sleep up there and others will sleep on the floor in the shavings.
The chicks do this funny stretch. I call them chicky-lunges. They stretch one wing and leg out and back and then do the other, usually followed by a poop.
We have a rooster! A tiny Rhode Island Red, with a big blue dot on his head. The other little black on is a Barred Rock (or Plymouth Rock). We didn't want Ragnar the Rooster to be lonely so we brought home Barred Simpson to be his little friend. Can you tell we like puny names?
Here's a reminder of Week 1 (and when they were brand-new!)