Chick Growth Pictures: Hatch – 2 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 seemed to include a big growth spurt, along with some major feather changes.  They are starting to look a bit awkward – with their fluff and feather mix.

24 hours old

1 week old

2 weeks old

 

24 hours old

1 week old

2 weeks old

 

24 hours old

1 week old

2 weeks old

Chick Growth Pictures: Hatch – 1 week

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.

24 hours old

1 week old

 

24 hours old

1 week old

 

24 hours old

1 week old

Chick Growth Pictures: 24 Hours Old

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.  We hatched out this week, so here we go!  I will update the posts each week with the next photos.

These chicks are right around 24 hours old:

We are taking the photos from farther away because we want to be able to really see the size difference well as we go along.  But I couldn’t resist some close ups too, because, well, chicks are so darn cute!

 

“Time Lapse” Chick Pics: 2 days – 6 weeks

I was looking through these and just think it is so cool to see the changes over time.  Thought you would like to see it too.  So here you go, the four pullets we have followed from the start:

Rhode Island Red:

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2 Days

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1 week

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2 Weeks

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3 Weeks

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4 Weeks

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5 Weeks

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6 Weeks

Buff Orpington:

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Ancona (Daisy/Speckles):

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Chick Update – Week 6

It is very hard to believe that we already have 6-week-old chicks!  Time flies when you are having fun.

We are now switching to a new plan for our chick update pictures since the pullets have decided they are going to be less-than-helpful with the process.  The pictures will no longer be on the kids’ laps, but instead just loose in the coop.  The one downfall is it is a bit harder to see the size difference without something in the picture to compare it to.

They are definitely starting to look like miniature hens at this point, though obviously not filled out the same.  Only a few have any fuzz left, pretty much all of them are completely feathered out.  We will start with our regular 4, and then I have some more pics to share.

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Buff Orp

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Easter Egger (Sophie)

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Ancona (Daisy/Speckles) – starting to wonder about this one. As a chick she looked EXACTLY like an Ancona chick is supposed to but now, as she is maturing, she is looking like the Black Australorps. Maybe her speckles will turn up later?

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Rhode Island Red

  In addition to the four we have been following since the day they arrived, I also took some pictures of the rest of the pullets since I was hanging out in the coop anyway.  I thought I’d share them.  We have quite interesting and individual markings in our 4 Easter Eggers.

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Pullet (left) and Cockerel (right) – Cuckoo Maran? Barred Rock? Still undetermined. As you can see, his legs are much pinker and hers more yellow, which would lead me to believe that he is a CM and she is a BR, but I really don’t know.

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Buff Orp, Black Australorp, and Rhode Island Red

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Bindi – Easter Egger

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Cheeky – Easter Egger

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Matilda – the one I was hoping was a Partridge Rock when she was a chick, but as she matured it became clear she is an Easter Egger

As you can see below, they are filling up their new coop more and more as they grow and become more comfortable there.  They are using the roosts a bunch as well.  And they are still doing great on the chicken nipple waterers.

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So there is the update from the pullet coop!