Thursday, June 12, 2014

Raising Chickens: 7 Weeks Old

I am way behind now on chicken posts.  Things got busier and more hectic, and the chickens weren't changing quite so much from week to week, so I haven't taken pictures each week lately, either.  They turned 16 weeks old as of yesterday, and are getting quite big.  But here are some outdoor photos from when they were 7 weeks old. 

This is the one we named Iris, because she had a perpetual problem with her eye for quite a long time, from the first week we had her.  We treated it and tried to manage it as much as possible, but it didn't seem to either clear up completely or ever develop into anything far worse either, so we eventually left it alone.  It doesn't look great in this photo, but it's much better than it was for a while.
Iris' other eye, for comparison.
Barred Rock.

Cinnamon Queen.  I think this is the one that the older girls have nicknamed "Half and Half" b/c of her split coloring.

Farmer Boy.
 Silver-laced Wyandotte.

Liberty showing a feather she found.

For more about our chicken experience, follow this link, or click on the "CHICKENS" tab at the top of the page.

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