I posted this at BYC but wanted to share it with youse guys over here, too!
They're one week old today (this was on Wednesday). It wasn't 100 out there, and the humidity was down, so I thought I'd bring them outside to the garden and see what they would do. I have a raised bed out there with no dirt in it yet, a perfect playpen. I covered one end with cardboard to give them some shade.
Here they all are in the laundry basket for transport:
They weren't quite sure what to do out there!
They enjoyed their water!
I brought them in after about 15 minutes, it was just too hot for them.
So here is a picture of one each of my five different types at one week:
Rhode Island Red:
Golden Laced Wyandotte:
Two of the Americaunas or Easter Eggers:
Barred Rock (this one was hard to photo, she's so dark the flash on the camera and the contrast was hard to control):
And this one is my favorite. I've already named her. She's Esmerelda, and she watches me closely all the time - she's not afraid, very curious, I know she's going to be my friendliest!