Monday, January 24, 2011

Chick update

The wee chicks are growing so quickly. 
In the end Buttercup only had one wee araucana so I stole one of Millicent's. It was only a day old and the adoption went perfectly so Buttercup has 2 babies, the araucana and a light sussex.
Millicent had 6 but sadly one of them died on the first day. I have no idea what happened, it looked healthy and strong, but when I checked on them first thing it was just dead. So with the one I stole she has 4 chicks, 2 araucanas, a light sussex and a white throwback silver laced wyandotte. I am absolutely positive her LS is a boy and the SLW most likely is as well, so I'm hoping Buttercups babies are girls.
This is the LS that I'm sure is a boy.

See how quickly his feathers have grown in, he's also got tail ones. The other LS isn't nearly as big or advanced.
 I know he looks very sad in this pic, but he was looking down towards his mum.




Look under his chin, that's why I think he's a boy oh and he acts like one as well and just looks like one really. Lloyd says he's a dinosaur.
The araucanas are a little more than half this size. Still like grey balls of fluff, but their feathers are growing in well. There are 2 bigger ones and one small one.

5 comments:

  1. They are so cute.

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  2. How exciting, I can't wait to see what they all turn out to be.

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  3. They grow so fast, it always amazes me!

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  4. Wow they do grow quickly don't they- my six year old chook expert had a look and she agrees - boybird!

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  5. Funny- My mother in law said when our chicks were little that you could tell they were part dino.

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