This week’s Chick Days post is up today because I have to work (boo), which means no long run until tomorrow. I have to work on Saturdays periodically from May – October. So enjoy one day early!
Not a lot happened in the world of chicks this week. We were out of town last weekend and then Barry came down with a stomach bug on Monday (he’s feeling better now, though!). Most of the tasks we have left are not things I can do myself. So I thought instead I would share a bunch of pictures showing how they have grown since the day we brought them home.
I picked up our chicks when they were 4 day old fuzz balls:
At two weeks old they had grown enough to need a little more space, so they moved into a Rubbermaid tub:
We had some warmer weather during their third week so they got to experience being outside for the first time:
The chicks changed a lot by the time they reached four weeks old. They started getting more feathers and started doing lots of growing:
At five weeks old they had grown enough and had enough feathers to move outside to the chicken coop:
Once they moved out to the coop, we got to work on their chicken run area. This is a fenced in outside area attached to the coop . The chickens got to test out their new run when they were six weeks old:
And now they are on seven weeks old. They continue to grow and explore their new home place:
Five of them are red, like the chicken pictured above, but one is more white. Remember how I said they are named Lady, Dolores, Agnes, Cecilia, Beatrice, and Reba? Well, the white one is Agnes:
Don’t ask me who is who with the other five red ones, because I don’t know. But I do know which one Agnes is!