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So, I kept finding more feathers, full feathers with the shafts, in the M&M twins’ brooder. I was a little worried because they had just grown those feathers in & I thought they must be pecking them out of each other. I’ve never raised chicks before, I didn’t know. Looking up I for about molting for Ody, I discovered that chicks go through what is called a Juvenile Molt. Basically, the grow out of their chick fluff then grow out of those “juvenile” feathers with their adult feathers. After that, they should molt once a year as adults. So, totally normal thing happening! The 2 of them, on the other hand, are turning into serious snots just like Odysseus.

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Sparta/Ares is still chirping for Big Blue to come back. It’s also started flying out of the brooder every time I open it. I think it’s only 2 weeks old tomorrow & this tiny thing is already flying fast & far. It’s taken after Big Blue in having no fear.

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Nyx/Hades has got such fancy feet! The feathers on the backs of its legs are starting to flare out, too. I’m really liking the blue tone the majority of its feathers are taking as they grow in.

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Lila/Nova has some very interesting things going on with its feathers. I still don’t see any red (or blue like Big Blue had), but the feathers do seem to be a blue based black. It is almost 3 weeks old & a comb is developing; however, I still can’t tell if it will be Lila or Nova. As much as I would love to eventually have a male Phoenix bantam (or 2), I’m hoping it turns out to be a pullet. I hope all 3 of these chicks end up being pullets since 2 roosters will be more than enough right now. When I have breeding pens built, I’ll aim for a cockerel Phoenix bantam. Hopefully, that’ll be next year. I still don’t know if I want to go through incubation, hatching & raising chicks again after what happened with Big Blue. Come next year, I might feel differently.

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