Baby Chicks: Day 11

As certainly as the sun rises, baby chicks grow out of their fluff in an instant. It seems like every time I turn around, they are sprouting new feathers. These photos are from their Day 11 photo shoot.





Salmon Faverolles pullets and cockerels are supposed to look different by the time they’re two weeks old. We’re having a hard time making sense of the ‘sexing’ of salmon faverolles. I can’t tell you how much time I’ve spent wondering What is a “black feather”? and what exactly does a “salmon feather” look like? This is where life experience is better than google results. However, I think we have 2 hens and 2 roosters. Two-Bit and Ponyboy look very much alike, while Goldie and Sodapop’s feathers are the same. I just couldn’t tell you which two are which. This alleviates a lot of my “What if we hatch four roosters???” nightmares. I’m no expert though; I could be wrong about this rooster/hen ratio. Any salmon favs experts reading?


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5 responses to “Baby Chicks: Day 11

  1. This is so great. . .and the names! The names are spectacular.

  2. I needed chick therapy – thanks for sharing – ahh so cute:) Have a Great Day!

  3. liza jane

    Just wanted you to know how much I enjoy the blog and the news of the chicks. I was a bit bummed today about stuff in the news (I won’t get too political) and so I watched the live brooder cam for a few minutes to decompress and de-stress. I grew up with a grandma who raised chickens for eggs and food (shh…. don’t tell them that!) and entertainment and this takes me back. Thanks!!

  4. I love the picture of Goldie!

  5. I miss the chickens and all of the jar lunches! Come back!

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