5 week old chicks
They’ll be 5 weeks old in 2 days. I put this one in the photo up there on the roost, but they don’t want to fly up there yet. My flock of Rhode Island Reds from a few years back were much more flighty and at 5 weeks old they’d fly to the 4 and 5 ft. roosts. Bigger breeds are not big flyers as the forging breeds.
Below - Aerial view of their feeder; they are done with the chick feeder with separate holes in it and now using this feeder which holds more and hangs from a pulley. Every few days I sprinkle flax meal around their feeder instead of baby grit.
Below: They all ran when they saw that camera come down into their box.
Below : They started coming out of the two boxes today and walked around the coop exploring ;many were curious about my boots and I snapped this picture of two of them.