Monday, August 15, 2011

Laying chickens at 5 weeks

It has been almost 5 weeks since my laying chicks arrived, and they have changed quite a bit since those first balls of fluff. By far the friendliest is one of the Ancona's, and the shyest is one of the Americauna's. Here is how they look now:

The Ancona's are fairly different, one larger and more blotchy, one smaller with more defined light and dark regions.

I can't seem to get a good picture of the shyest Americauna, here is the other one. They are fairly similar in coloration and shading. Remember the chick with the really fluffy cheeks? This is her!

The Rhode Island Red's are pretty much alike. I love how their feathers are coming in with such a vibrant red color!

The Buff Orpington's are both light tan in color, I haven't been differentiating between the two.

The Silver Laced Wyandotte's are fairly reclusive, but very pretty! They both look alike to me.

One of the Barred Rock's is much friendlier than the other, in fact the friendly one is almost as friendly as the Ancona girl that follows me around. Otherwise I can't tell them apart.

I think the Black Australorp's aren't too pretty yet, they definitely look like gawky teenagers right now!

The two Speckled Sussex are easy to tell apart, one has a lot more white on it's front than the other. However apart from their looks, I haven't noticed any different personality between the two. They aren't really skittish, but they also aren't interested in coming right up to me either.

Well, there they are at 5 weeks! They look a lot different than this picture of them back when they arrived, don't they?!
I'll be joining up to the Homestead Barn Hop, so head on over and check out what everyone else has been up to!


  1. They are growing fast! The black and white Ancona is pretty.

  2. Came on over from the Bloghop. Your Black Australorp will turn out very pretty! I have lots on my farm and they are very nice chickens!



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