|Peeps in the familiar glow of a red heat lamp bulb|
|The chick in the center/back is the largest of the batch.... meet Chickzilla.|
Now we have 15 little peeps to add to the flock, if they all survive and if they are not all roosters! Sometime you can have a chick with a condition known as 'failure to thrive' where the chick fails to grow and dies of the condition. We had one chick do that in the past out of 4 chicks that were purchased at the same time, two each of two different breeds. Three of the chicks began feathering out whereas the one did not show any signs of growing any feathers at all, keeping its downy fluff. It died before the weeks' end.
So far, these all seem to be in good health but you never know. We're going to take photos of the chicks now and then compare them to when they get older to see if our guesses on the their breed are correct. I am really curious as to what breed Chickzilla is. It is the largest AND fluffiest chick I have ever seen. Looks like it has fur instead of peep fluff but is sure is cute.
Happiness is a box full of peeps! :-)