I put the chicks outside for a bit the other day- until it started to rain. It was their first time out. Some hid in the weeds, some tried to fluff themselves in a little dirt, but it was damp dirt so they couldn’t get in much of a dust bath. They mostly huddled in a corner and didn’t know what to do.
The White Chanteclers are just under a month in these pics, the banties are less than a week younger. The size difference is pretty big right now. Here’s my biggest Chantecler and my smallest banty:
Here’s their little colored heads so I can try to tell them apart. Not natural, but effective.
I gave them worms this morning. The Chanteclers watch them, but won’t eat them or pick them up yet. The banties will pick them up, cause a chase, and eat them. I think they’re probably teaching the Chanties how it’s done!