Chick Growth Pictures: Hatch – 8 weeks

Many years ago, for the kids’ science, we took pictures of them holding the same chick each week as the chicks grew to see the growth that chicks do from birth to 6 weeks of age.  I posted the pics on my blog.  The kids were younger and my photography skills were not so great, but the posts have always been very popular on my blog.  Now Young Man loves photography and has agreed to help me do it again, but with even better photos.  I will update the posts each week with the next photos.

Getting the 8-week photos this week was quite hilarious.

The chickens really don’t fit in the photo box any longer.  LOL.  But we managed to coax them to squat down by holding our hands above them enough to at least (somewhat) pull off these photos.  The final photos I will do will be their adult photos, and those ones will have to be done somewhere other than the box.  It looks like the first chick turned out to be a boy, the second a girl, and the third is also a boy.

 

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Chick Growth Pictures: Hatch – 6 weeks

Many years ago, for the kids’ science, we took pictures of them holding the same chick each week as the chicks grew to see the growth that chicks do from birth to 6 weeks of age.  I posted the pics on my blog.  The kids were younger and my photography skills were not so great, but the posts have always been very popular on my blog.  Now Young Man loves photography and has agreed to help me do it again, but with even better photos.  I will update the posts each week with the next photos.

The changes are slowing down a lot now that they are older.  Plus the chicks are getting more and more unruly during photo time.  So I think I will try one more post at 8 weeks of age, at which point they should be fully feathered.  And then I would like to add one at about 16 weeks so you can see their final adult plumage and shape.  That one might not be in the same box though – LOL.

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Chick Growth Pictures: Hatch – 5 weeks

Many years ago, for the kids’ science, we took pictures of them holding the same chick each week as the chicks grew to see the growth that chicks do from birth to 6 weeks of age.  I posted the pics on my blog.  The kids were younger and my photography skills were not so great, but the posts have always been very popular on my blog.  Now Young Man loves photography and has agreed to help me do it again, but with even better photos.  I will update the posts each week with the next photos.

This week was about major growth.  We can feel the difference significantly when we pick them up, and you can see in the pictures how much larger their bodies are.  There are some new feathers, but more growth than feathers.

 

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Chick Growth Pictures: Hatch – 4 weeks

Many years ago, for the kids’ science, we took pictures of them holding the same chick each week as the chicks grew to see the growth that chicks do from birth to 6 weeks of age.  I posted the pics on my blog.  The kids were younger and my photography skills were not so great, but the posts have always been very popular on my blog.  Now Young Man loves photography and has agreed to help me do it again, but with even better photos.  I will update the posts each week with the next photos.

 

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Chick Growth Pictures: Hatch – 3 weeks

Many years ago, for the kids’ science, we took pictures of them holding the same chick each week as the chicks grew to see the growth that chicks do from birth to 6 weeks of age.  I posted the pics on my blog.  The kids were younger and my photography skills were not so great, but the posts have always been very popular on my blog.  Now Young Man loves photography and has agreed to help me do it again, but with even better photos.  I will update the posts each week with the next photos.

 

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