This is what our spring chicks looked like last week.
And, this is what they look like this week. They're getting their big-boy feathers (no, that's not the technical term)! Starting with their wing-tips and tails, they're trading in their yellow fuzz for actual feathers.
It's hard to see in the pics, but they've gotten quite a bit bigger in just a week. For some scale, here I am holding one.
As it has been cold the past couple of days, they seem pretty thankful for their heat lamp and spend a lot of time huddled directly beneath it.
Once temps outside regulate a bit and they have a few more feathers, they'll be ready for some outside time. I look forward to watching them explore the grass for the first time. Hopefully we're only a week or two away from their big move to the great outdoors.