One of our six-day-old Scots Grey chicks in the brooder. The chicks’ flight feathers are already starting to grow out.
The chicks are very entertaining at this age as they’re working out how all their “bits” work, which means random outbreaks of hypermanic leaping, flapping, stretching and running.
When not indulging in random displays of speed and agility, the chicks are either eating, drinking or snuggled up close together for warmth and safety.
Even at this young an age, a few characters come to the fore. The chick on the left is already showing signs of having an attitude and being something of a bully. It has a slightly curled beak that makes it easy to recognise.
There’s a lot of substance under the fluff. All of the chicks are filling out nicely.