Our chicks are now 2 weeks old and SASSY. Non-blurry photos are almost impossible… these guys are so active now! They are already so much bigger than your average egg-layer chick. You can feel the muscles in their little bodies under all that fluff. As of today, they have finished their first 50# bag of food.
The first picture is just a quick snap… it was taken immediately after I had to chase 45 of them down in my yard when they escaped their outdoor pen fencing. I thought, incorrectly, that they would be too big to fit through the holes. I was immediately and shamefully proven wrong. Never fear: everyone is reluctantly back in the coop. Tomorrow, I will head out to the farm store for supplies to make them a nice, portable, lightweight, and un-escapable outdoor pen so they can graze at-will.