Thursday, May 10, 2012
How fast they grow!
Within two-three days of having them, I could already tell which was the boss chicken. She is the biggest of the big Rhode Island Reds. Even at just a few days old, if she wanted to walk somewhere, she marched right over the top of any other chick in her way. She's still bossy.
The little ones are already getting their feathers and their tails. They are all very inquisitive and obviously a lot stronger than they were then. Though the black sexlinks are a week younger than the reds, I believe they will also be a slightly smaller chicken than the reds. I expect the reds to be large chickens and the sexlinks to be medium-sized. The sexlinks are supposed to be good, strong laying hens, so we will see how that goes. So far the babies are doing just fine!