Tiny Hen’s Chicks

 

One of the chicks looking cute.


Tiny Hen’s chicks are growing up, and one is getting blue wing feathers.  One of the other Dutch, Sparkles, mus have laid an egg in her nest.  If it’s a blue rooster, I’m keeping it because it would be 100% unrelated to two of the Dutch hens, Beaky and Clover (but extremely related to Duchess).

Tiny Hen digging for her chicks (all seven of them).


The chicks can fly now, and are flying all over and play-fighting with each other.  They love to dig and eat bugs and worms.  There are definitely at least four cockerels, since four of them are getting black feathers in front already.  One looks like a pullet, since it’s getting cream-colored chest feathers.

Flying.


Sleepy in the sun.



 

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Meet “Chicklet”! (Cream Light Brown Pullet)

Chicklet in her chick plumage.  She still has down on her head.


Chicklet was the only chick hatched by Duchess, Beaky, and Clover.  She doesn’t seem to be lonely, since she has three mother hens watching over her and feeding her.  She’s very sweet and calm, and loves to eat berries.

Chicklet with her mother hens (they’re molting right now).