It just seems like yesterday that our little Black Australorps were just fuzzy with a few feathers. Now today their little pink combs are jumping out at me! I swear it happened overnight!
I check on them at least 3 or 4 times a day so it’s not like I’m not looking at them enough. But look at all their feathers! They are only tiny fuzz balls for a very short period of time. It’s a mixed blessing. You get so worried about them when they are that tiny. We have always lost one baby chick in the past but this group of girls, even the tiny one I was concerned about for awhile, have more then survived, they are thriving!
So why am I so concerned about combs? A comb is the first signal that you have a rooster. Their combs grow faster than hens. I see a couple good combs for such a young age. I keep wondering if I not only have a rooster, but possibly more than one!
It would be great to get a rooster, but I think more than one would be a problem. Too much fighting over the girls. I guess we will have to see!
Get a good look at the growing girls on their YouTube Channel: