Our chickens turned one month old yesterday!
They are now officially teenagers, and have most of their big girl feathers. Bea (the Rhode Island Red) is the ruler of the roost, and looks the most like a tiny dinosaur:
She's a beautiful red-brown color and is usually the first to try out something new.
Addie (the Buff Orpington) is the smallest of the three and seems to be getting her feathers a bit slower than the other two.
She's still pretty fuzzy, and we thought at first she might be getting picked on and was getting less food, but she seems to be holding her own. She's just the runt :P.
And last but not least we have Cleo (the Ameraucana), who is our biggest chick and the most vocal.
She's kept her black eyeliner, and has pretty black feathers on her back. She also has blue feet, which is interesting because we're told she'll lay blue eggs. She used to be the one who loved to cuddle and be held, but now she's the first to make it known that she does not care to be tied down.
They're learning how to fly, so this is happening a lot more lately:
We're going to have to put some chicken wire on the top of their box soon, but right now they mostly use their wings to flap at each other over the food dish. As soon as they loose the last bit of their baby fuzz, they'll move out to the coop and be neighbors with the bunnies, and they should start laying eggs by early to mid January. I'm excited for the eggs (fresh ones really do taste better), but I'm also just happy we got them; they're so entertaining and it's been really fun to watch them grow so quickly.
And, just because I can never resist a picture of feet, even if they are chicken feet: