A short one-minute video of the pullets. So far, they all seem to be girls, but only time will tell.
- Three Silkies and one Millie Fleur d’Uccle at one month, and six weeks old.
- Short Video
At Six Weeks…
Keeping these gals in the brooder a bit longer, probably until at minimum, eight weeks. Silkies seems to mature a bit slower than other breeds. The Mille Fleur up front is nicely feathered, but the Silkie behind still has open areas lacking fluff. Temps are mild here during the day, around mid 70’s, but at night temps drop to about 48. Still a little chilly for the Silkies in my opinion.
The chicks are in a large draft free brooder inside a shed with radiant heat available to them. The large double doors are open during the day, closed at night. The window provides natural light, preparing them for the transition to the coop. I do however provide a night light the first three weeks. The shed is insulated and heated, but the heat is rarely used, unless the chicks are really young or the temps drops below 60… which is almost never. Gotta love Arizona!
Visit our hens and the barn where they live. A short video of our chicken set-up and barn area.
The Wyandottes are laying, but still waiting on the slow maturing Easter Egger. Although seven months is average for the Easter Egger, it is now three weeks past seven months. No worries… just fashionably late.