The Yellow Farmhouse Garden

June 9, 2010

Chick Progress

Filed under: Uncategorized — bob @ 8:58 am

It’s amazing how fast chicks grow. Here are our chicks at a couple of weeks of age or so.

They are losing their downy baby chick feathers and are developing their permanent feathers. We can begin to see the difference between the Sussex Sex Links and the Black Australorpes.¬† The female Sussex’ feathers are starting¬† to change color into a distinctive black and white pattern while the males have a brownish hue.

At this point they are still in the brood house and are being fed medicated chick starter.

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