Our trio of blue cochin chicks are now one month old and thriving. There was a bit of a mean girls club going on the first week we had the chicks but our sweet little blueberry toughed it out and is quickly catching up in size with the other two chicks.
Normally around four weeks chicks start to go through the ugly duckling phase and look a little goofy as their feathers grow. But these cuties are just giant puffs of blue grey feathers and are absolutely gorgeous, if I do say so myself.
Look at the sweet little feathers on their legs.
The chicks look like they are wearing pantaloons. Ahhh they are so stinkin’ cute I can hardly stand it.
The 4 week old chicks are still residing in a stock tank in the garage and have about a month to go before we introduce them to our big chickens. By then the weather will have warmed a bit and they’ll be large enough to climb or fly up the ladder into the chicken coop.
Baby chicks are awesome! With some luck, once these birds start laying, we should be getting about 15 eggs a day by this fall.
If you are thinking about getting a flock of your own baby chicks be sure and read my How to Care for Baby Chicks post. It’s full of everything you need to know to get started.
And if you are looking for a great chicken book, check out Homemade Living: Keeping Chickens with Ashley English. I think it’s pretty awesome.