My life… with a few chickens thrown in for good measure

The chicks at 3 weeks

The two sablepoots are getting their feathers in & look a bit bedraggled at the 3 week Mark.
The pekins are looking fab! 7 out of 9 have frizzled and I think they are going to be quite beautiful by the time they are 12 weeks old.

So far I have 2 definite doodlers, a lavender frizzle and a black frizzle. Time will tell if any more decide to show their true colours off. Basically you look for a big comb with wattles, and two have wattles already! Girls tend not to develop their head gear as quick. Boys will also attempt to doodle around the 9 to 12 weeks stage

In an attempt at feather sexing at a day old I figured 5 boys and 6 girls but I’ve found from past experience it’s not been a particularly reliable science as far as pekins are concerned

I shall leave you with pictures of the 11 chicks at 3 weeks old












Comments on: "The chicks at 3 weeks" (5)

  1. Wow – they don’t look half as scruffy as mine at 3 weeks – there’s going to be some beautiful chickens from those chicks 🙂

  2. What gorgeous babies! Looking really good, str5ong chicks clever Momma Hen. The poots are just soooo cute :o)

  3. Awwwww! The frizzled pekins are going to be stunners! 😀

  4. Oh, they are just sooooo gorgeous!!! 🙂

  5. My first chick was a cockerel and he made his first attempt at 7 weeks. Was a really funny sound, bless him

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