Learning the joys of raising chickens...and navigating the roads of life
Friday, April 30, 2010
Thought I'd give you and update on the babies. They are getting big now.
Here are three RI Red/Black Sex Link mixed and one Black Austrolorp. The one in the front is gonna be a pretty bird. The Black Aussie (2nd from front) grew much faster and is a bit bigger than the others. The third from the front is about 10 days younger than the others, but holds his own. The one in the back has a bit of white on him that I'm convinced with turn out to be tan.
They didn't want to be still for the photo op! Busy little buggers, they are!
These two are also RIR/BSL mixed. I love the light colored one. But that's also the one who got picked on by the others. He had no feathers on his neck. I separated him, but gave him a small buddy to keep him company. He's started to heal, but keeps scratching the scabs, making it bleed again. He looks pitiful.
Just look at the poor guy's neck!
Sometimes when I get home from work I don't even go into the house. I go straight to the chickens and/or the garden. Last Friday I was in a horrible mood over an issue I still have to figure out. I went back to look at the birds, and this is what I found! She was sitting on two eggs, but only one hatched. He's so funny running around all by himself.
Here he is close up. I'll probably take him away this weekend, and put him with the others. He was always running around. He had no deisre to look at the camera.
And of course, I could not leave out these little guys! Aren't they just the cutest!
This cute little guy is the runt. He's half the size of the others. But when they are feeding on mama he's off curled up by himself sleeping!
Here's my last baby pic. Well, it's not really a baby. It's the mama. Not sure what kind of bird she is, but here nest is in our Magnolia tree. I'm sure the baby has hatched, though, as I found broken shell under the tree.
SKY WATCH FRIDAY!!
P.S. I don't know which of the baby chickens are hens or roosters. I just used the terms he/him as general terms.