Our buff Orpingtons are one week old and growing. The three of them go through about a quart of water each day. It has taken them a week however to eat the food in their tray. They are developing their wings and feathers as you can see.
Oops, guess you can see that we have more than three chicks. The bigger ones are the Orpingtons and the three in the front are white Silkies. We brought them home this morning and they are one day old. They are smaller because they are Bantams, but hopefully out of these six we will get at least one willing to sit on eggs. It is hard to get good pictures under the red heat lamp. The Silkies like to crawl under the bigger Orpingtons to hide. They are all quite cute. We are hoping there are no roosters in this batch, however the Silkies’ gender cannot be determined so only time will tell.