It happened seemingly overnight: I put baby chicks to bed, and woke up the next morning to find miniature chickens! They’re getting all feathery, and they appear to have doubled in size! (They’ve averaged a 75% weight increase since we got them, but who’s counting?)
And here they are today, at approximately 17 days:
(In fact, while I was attempting to photograph Little Jerry, she walked right up my arm to my shoulder and looked directly at my left eye like she was going to peck it! Fortunately she just turned around and walked back down my arm.)
So needless to say, we are expediting the coop construction. This was all part of my master plan, of course–if I’d waited to get chicks until the coop was built, I never would have gotten chicks!