A recent graduate Animal Scientist and current 4th year vet student on the long road to becoming a vet!
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
The chicks are huge compared to last week, and the adults look even bigger now next to them.
The adults are about 9 weeks now, and should be layin soon. I've put a lamp next to them, on in the morning and when it gets dark, so that they have 14 hours of light, and to encourage them to lay.
The male has been chasing the 2 girls round, trying to mate, so hopefully they'll start laying soon.
The chicks have grown loads since last week, they're 9 days old now. They are still eating Turkey Crumb, and will do for a few more weeks. Most of their wing feathers are grown, so they are hopping up and down in the brooder and jumping about.