The first batch of chicks hatched last month are happily growing. We still give them a lot of food, but it doesn't seem possible to keep food in front of them at all times as the voracious little monsters hoover it up rather quickly. I got weights this morning (forgot last night, and the previous two Tuesday evenings!) for the four week mark. Two runts at 5.1 and 5.2 ounces, one in the middle at 5.5 ounces, (those appear to be cockerels) one pullet at 7.3 ounces, one "not-sure-just-yet" at 7.9 ounces, and one pullet weighing in at a hefty 8.0 ounces. The big girl looks pretty good shape-wise, although her legs are a sooty color.
|Pollux watching his latest batch of Wyandotte babies|
|left to right: a runt, the not-sure-yet and the dark blob is the big girl|
|on right, that's the big pullet's butt ...|
looking closer that is a nice wide tail set!
|new batch of Wyandotte chicks, hatched 16 Dec|
Hubby has been busy the past week:
If I don't post again before the holidays, hope everyone has good ones, and hope y'all are enjoying all the warm weather!