Check Out the Girls: Version 3.5 Weeks

I’m in a bit of a posting lull.  2011 is continuing to kick my ass.  But I don’t want to leave you hanging.  I’m doing the best I can.

I will however show you the girls. Remember just 10 days ago?   Ah, they were so little!  Go on, check it out and then see how much they’ve changed.  I posted them in the same order so it’ll be easy.

I forgot how much these little ones can eat! And drink and poop for that matter.  I conveniently had forgotten the dust.  They create an incredible amount of dust for such small creatures.

They are all about 3.5 weeks old except the big Black Australorp.  You might remember I got 1 more a few days after the first batch came in and she was a few weeks older. So the big girl is about 5.5 weeks old.

grow and resist speckled sussex 3.5 weeks old chicken

The Speckled Sussex. Looks a bit like a masked bandit no?

grow and resist rhode island red 3.5 weeks old chicken

The Rhode Island Red. For some reason the Babylady has taken to calling her 'Pickles.' That will not be her name but I'm guessing it'll stick around in one way or another.

grow and resist golden polish 3.5 weeks old chicken

The Golden Polish. Lady Guitar. She will have the most awesome hair. She is 80's hair band.

grow and resist silver laced wyandotte 3.5 weeks old chicken

Silver Laced Wyandotte. I think she's looking pretty rough. But she'll be a beautiful grown up chicken!

grow and resist barred rock 3.5 weeks old chicken

The larger Barred Rock. I'm pretty sure but I'm still confused about the size difference between her and the next chick.

grow and resist barred rock 3.5 weeks old chicken

See? She is so itty bitty! I'm pretty sure she is a Barred Rock though.

grow and resist black australorp 3.5 weeks old chicken

I'm pretty sure she is our (younger) Black Australorp. But when she poses she looks like a penguin and a goose mated.

grow and resist black australorp 5.5 weeks old chicken

The older Black Australorp. Huge isn't she?

The poor thing. It was sunny this weekend in Seattle so I let her walk a bit in the grass and then carried her to meet the old girls.  One of the docile Annies (Buff Orpington) gave her a look of sheer evil, ran over and started pecking at her while I was still holding her. Hmm. I think Operation Chicken Integration could be rough.

Anyhow, if you think I’ve identified any of the chickens incorrectly let me know!  If you want to know what they’ll look like full grown I’ve linked to them in the earlier chicken post. Check here!

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12 Responses to Check Out the Girls: Version 3.5 Weeks

  1. So cute! I love your girls, and they pose so well. :)

  2. They do post well – they will be some beautiful ladies! Are you keeping the others too or will you swap them out when the time comes? And did the coop sex or were they straight run?

  3. Ellen says:

    Love these pictures! Too cute!

    I also love the tagline of your blog. Then noticed it has a typo (should be sensibilities, missing an i). Great motto for life though!

  4. Kathy M says:

    ….and Martha Stewart made chicken integration look so easy. Tell the new girls “there’s strength (and distraction) in numbers!”

  5. It’s really interesting to see the different shapes of the chicks. Thanks for the photos.

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  8. Corie says:

    Did your ittsy bitty one make it and what did she turn out to be….she looked like a little bantam to me, so small! She was 3.5 weeks old in that pic??!! So petite! :)

    • She was soooo tiny! She turned out to be a dominique. She, unfortunately, suddenly died one day. We never got a necropsy done…but maybe there was something genetically wrong with her. She did ultimately get about the size of our polish pullets, or a bit smaller.

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