Chicks at 6 weeks


Here’s the group at six weeks. They have adjusted well to being out in the coop. They head in at dusk and then we close the flap. Matt built ramps and we enticed them to use them with dried meal worms. So they’ve been sleeping on the roosting frame, though in the back corner, rather than on the bar in the middle.

We used a second ramp to help them get up to the top of an old rabbit hutch that is in the run part. I put extra water up there this week with the hot weather. Here’s Thyme, taking the bait.

It doesn’t seem like they’ve changed much in appearance except Rosemary who is getting the rest of the dark feathers around her face and loosing the chipmunk look and Thyme’s head feathers have filled out to be more white.

Parlsey (Black Star)

Sage (Buff Orpington)

Rosemary (Araucana)

Thyme (Silver-Laced Wyandotte)

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3 Responses to Chicks at 6 weeks

  1. GrafixMuse says:

    Great photos of your girls. I have enjoyed watching them grow.

  2. Daphne says:

    They are certainly getting big. Love that first photo.

  3. Bronwyn says:

    Hi your chickens are absolutely beautiful. I’m about to get my first ones ever, and am so excited. I noticed that yours are all different breeds. I have chosen 3 different breeds. Australorpe, Welsummer and Light Sussex/or Gold Laced Wyandotte (I’m still undeceided). I’m starting to have second thoughts about mixed breeds for when they’re older, as I have concerns for when they are confined and not so free range. Yours were babies, where as I think I’ll be getting no younger than 12 weeks, have you had any issues.

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