We recently purchased day old chicks to add to our farm. We have had chickens for several years now. This time we purchased Golden Comets. They are supposed to be a very good food-to-egg-ratio chicken. This is a picture of them the first week we brought them home.
They are so cute and fluffy.
Even Daisy our 6 month old puppy thought they were cute.
A baby checking out the babies.
Here are the same chicks just a few short weeks later.
There are 8 hens and 1 rooster. The rooster is the cream-colored one looking up at the camera. From the beginning he has watched out for his “girls” and acting as their protector. That’s ok as long as he doesn’t get aggressive with us…then all will be well.
And now they have moved up to the “Big” coop.
It was time to get them out of the basement and transition them in with the other chickens.
Here are a couple of roommates. Dash the rooster and Henny Penny. My husband constructed a lattice box in the corner of the coop for the chicks.
This allows them time to grow so that they will be big enough to defend themselves if need be and gives the other chickens time to get used to the new residents.
See the little cream-colored rooster looking up at the camera again. He’s a very alert little guy.
And here is a hen doing what hens do.
Thank you for the delicious egg!