I let Big Red and her chicks out of the chicken tractor today. It was getting a bit crowded in there, and I didn’t want them standing around in their own poop. They were happy to get out and explore again.
This little guy is the runt of the litter (or ‘clutch’, since they’re birds). Notice he’s fallen behind while the others have gotten bigger and started getting feathers. He was always small though, I noticed it even when they were tiny.
You can tell the baby roos because they are getting the red comb and wattles on their head, and their tails look different, while the girls have almost no wattles at all. Though as you can see from the adult hens, they do eventually have combs, just not as spectacular as the roosters.