Our colorful mix of chicks have made it to be almost 2 months old!
They have been living in the outdoor chicken tractor permanently, with some supervised freedom. They love scratching around in the tall grass and under the muscadine vines. Like the Rudd Rangers, they see the tractor as their home and never stray too far from it!
Fully feathered, they are sporting their adult colors, but are only about 1/3 the size of a full grown hen.
The little black chick, who had a white face, white belly, and specks on her face is turning out to be completely black. Two of the brown, partridge colored chicks have a small hat of tufted feathers on their heads (giving away their Legbar lineage). One of the chicks was yellow with orange chipmunk stripes when we received her. She has turned into a striking tan/light grey, heavily patterned beauty.
Then there is Sunny, my special needs chicken. Still much smaller than the others, she is becoming a blueish dark grey. She still is off balance and stumbles around, but is eating, drinking, and keeping up with the others on their runs across the grass. Her resilience is super impressive!
Still 4 more months to go before we get any eggs, but we are enjoying this batch of chicken eye-candy each and every day!