A lot of changes have been going on.
The one on the left I'm assuming is a little hen. The one in front on the right a little rooster. The ones I'm assuming are hens have full feathered bodies and tails but the roosters seem to have been putting there energy into growing the comb and wattles.
Chickens are getting so big. I love how my husband keeps working on the coop and anything else involving chickens, instead of mowing and other stuff he normally does. I'm thinking he really likes the chickens.
Here's some more pictures at 5 weeks old.
Six Weeks Old
Indoors, roosting and napping. Curious again about the camera. They love the attention. If they only knew that I was writing about them and that there pictures were all over the internet. They would be so proud. They might be too proud and expect diva treatment.
the heatlamp being gone.
I had to rearrange some things in the coop because they decided to sleep in the corner. Problem was the corner was only big enough for one and everyone was piling in. I moved the feed cans next to the big door and made a corner big enough for everyone.I started giving scraps to them. Not too many at first, but they love the scraps so much that everytime I head back there they all come running, prepared to fight for whatever I throw over the fence. I am careful not to give them any heavily salted food as I did read that too much salt can make them sick. I gave them some cooked pork scraps. I was just curious. Lasted in the pen about 3 seconds.
Seven Weeks Old
I haven't been able to get any pictures yet this week because it won't stop raining. The chickens don't care but I have to be careful not to let the coop shavings get too damp. They have gotten used to the regular light bulb now. It gets dark at nine o'clock now and so I go out about 8 - 8:30 and close the windows in the coop, fluff up the bedding, check the water and spend a little time with them. Then I go back to the house to take care of things there and at nine o'clock I go out to the coop again and everyone is inside and in their corner. That's when I shut the little door.
Eight Weeks Old
My babies are getting so big. They are about halfway to the maturity age. On the left is a picture of my buckeye hen. I am guessing that because there is no comb growing yet and her tail is showing some black on the tips but not so dark as some of the others. On the right is a little roo posing for the camera.
A buckeye rooster on the left, see his comb growing, he is darker in color and has lots of fluffy tail feathers. On the right a little hen checking out the camera.
A cockerelle on the left again a pullet on the right. (I think those are the correct terms) They get excited when I come out to see them and pose for me.