|Two of our fluff-balls|
They grow amazingly fast. There are no words that describe how fast they grow. Even people who come to see the chicks every day will think you replaced them, in the middle of the night, with older models. Seriously!
The feather growth just can't keep up with the body. So they are long, lanky, sparsely feathered and down-covered for a while. Eventually the body growth slows down and the feathers appear to be catching up. Once their bodies start filling out and the feathers start to resemble real chickens they're not so scary looking at all (much).
Warning! Some of these first few photos might be a bit graphic for some of you, but we love them no matter.
|Carmen already needed help with her 'do' !|
|Yes we loved them dearly during this stage.|
|One of the Hepburn sisters...|
|PARTY in the nesting box!|
|Hey, how MANY can we fit in there?|
|Playing pretend in the nesting box.|
The nesting boxes were fun places to explore when they were little. Now, even though two can fit into one nesting box, one of our bigger, gorgeous chickens looks like she would have to be squeezed in with a shoehorn.
|Full grown beautiful chickens...|
|...and their 'fluffy-butts'!|
This time I want to hatch some babies!