OK, updated chick pics! They are 5 weeks old as of tomorrow. I'll post them oldest chick of that breed & color first. When I call a chick 'he' or 'she' it's purely a gut feeling, I have no proof which are boys or girls yet.
off are the Giant Cochins, Pompadour, Duck & Weedcat. None of them
wanted to stand up fully, so we have chicken puddle pictures...
And several shots of Weedcat, 'cause she's so fluffy!
Cute Weedcat curly butt feathers.
Next are the light Brahmas, the muscle and adventurers of the outfit.
Spaghetti (who had herself a little mishap this morning--details below--that almost cost her her life!), looking properly embarassed.
Roostroyer, the biggest of the light Brahmas and the most fully feathered of them.
Floofy Roostroyer feet
Master Yi again with HIS floofy feet
Rambo (first hatched, oldest of all the chicks)
Deputy Frost (really tall & big, not as many feathers as Rambo though)
Tiger (youngest of all the chicks, hatched last). Tan earholes on a dark head.
Peepsquire, the lone Birchen Marans to hatch. Not a very good pic of her cause she was kinda being a butt.
(looking quite heroic), who is permanently camped in the kitchen. His
beak is a bit overgrown because he hasn't gotten a whole lot of outdoor
time to keep it worn down lately due to the crappy weather. Since he
doesn't really stand up he can only go outside when the ground isn't
about Spaghetti: she has all along been the first to jump out of the
box, she is always running around on the floor. While taking pics, I
counted and came up one chick short, so we figured she was out bugging
Guards or something...couldn't find her. Looked more carefully and
finally found her wedged upside-down way down between the chick box and
the wall, near the floor and really stuck. She didn't move or make any
noise (usually when something like that happens they yell their heads
off) and I thought she was dead. I took her out, she had pooped all
over herself, poor baby. Set her upright and got her warm, cleaned her
off. She couldn't stand or walk and kept falling over on her side.
After a bit she started eating the chick food we offered her and sat
with her eyes closed in my lap for about 20 minutes. After a while she
was able to stand and weakly walk around but was prone to falling over.
Eventually she seemed OK so I put her back in with the others but she's
going to bear close watching the rest of the day!