Brooder Chick was given his name because he hatched out last from the incubator. He was given to a broody hen shortly after hatching, because the chick-raising pen was already full of older chicks, and chicks with a large age differences between them usually don’t get along. He had a fabulous chick-hood, free-ranging outside with his mother hen. These little roosters are so tiny that you can pick them up in the palm of your hand–and they love to fly up into trees and crow! The usual rooster of this breed weighs only 21 ounces, with cockerels weighing 20 ounces.
Brooder Chick showing off his beautiful neck-ruff.
Last November: Chicks curious about their first snowfall (Brooder Chick on right).
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