Monday, June 28, 2010

Getting Big

It’s been a little over 2 weeks since I brought my little chickies home and they have grown quite a bit already. When I got them, they were all fuzzy and cute. It must be all the protein in their feed (I mixed the 5 lb bag of chick starter feed with a 10 lb bag of high quality bird seed from Walmart) but they have grown a lot bigger and when I pick them up they definitely feel meaty and muscular. They’ve also been getting lots of bugs and greens from eating the weeds in the yard.

Their feathers are starting to grow out. Their wings seem to be fully feathered while their back and tail feathers are making their appearances. They’ve grown so much that I no longer have to pick them up individually to let them run loose in my backyard. They’ll fly out themselves now. I’ll try to get a picture of that one day.

Their temporary home at night

They like to hang out and hide from the sun under what will one day be their coop.

Scratching at the dirt for weeds and bugs.

1 comment:

  1. Ben--

    You want to be careful about mixing the chick feed with anything. It's nutritionally balanced for baby chickens, not just a miscellaneous treat for wild birds. You can toss them some seeds as a treat, but I'd stick with full strength food as a base.

    Looks like your chicks have a great yard for their adventures!