Friday, May 27, 2011

The Life of a Chick

May 23
You can find anything on You Tube! After watching You Tube videos (and BE CAREFUL searching for videos to determine male or female chicks), we discovered that Cheeper is a HEN! And Cheeper is a loud, loud little chick! She constantly wants our attention and let's us know when we've moved into another room!
May 24
It's amazing how much Cheeper is changing already! Just 3 days old and her feathers are already changed and she's growing right before our eyes!
Day 1
Day 3
May 25
We knew it was coming, but didn't know who would get the distinction...J was the first one to be pooed on by Cheeper! Later on S got the same "special" treatment which he promptly wiped on my couch. ((sigh))

May 26
This morning we woke up to find that Cheeper is growing tail feathers! And her wing feathers have been filling out black and white! (She's a mixed bread hen, part Americana, part Buff Orpington.) And she LOVES roosting on our fingers!
Day 3 Wing Feathers (Side) - Nothing Much
Day 4 Wing Feathers - A Little More Black and White
Day 6 - DEFINITELY Bands of Black and White on the Wing Feathers! And look at that LITTLE tail! LOL
May 27
Cheeper seems to be settling down to a life of a well-loved, spoiled hen! Tomorrow we will start incubating "siblings"!

For more chick information, check out Learning All the Time! She has a PDF on protecting yourself from salmonella while raising chicks that's a must read! And you get to see more cute peepers!


  1. Cheeper is so cute! They grow so quickly, don't they? My girls have gotten the fun of being pooped on too :)
    Thanks again for the link!

  2. Looks like you guys are really enjoying Cheeper. I want to hatch a chick with my children. I think they would enjoy it.


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