The Exchequer Leghorn chick is now 8+ weeks old and is fast becoming independent. At the weekend it was free to mix with the layers and seems quite at home.
The chicks from the incubator are approx.10 days and are settling well, now they are in the broody pen in the shed. Twice a day I give them a small handful of dandelion leaves and goose grass. They have gone from being terrified of it to almost grabbing it from my hand. Their back feathers are just beginning to develop. Once their breast feathers come through I should be able to identify the cockerels.
The broody hen's chicks are just a week old, they have their wing feathers and a few tail feathers. I waste so much time watching them, they run to her call, hide between her feathers and peep out and rest or ride on her back. Utterly delightful !