As you can tell, chickens grow almost as fast as weeds do, though they are much cuter… At two weeks, ours have already doubled in size from what they were the day we got them. We also see their personalities beginning to show.
At this stage, the main things you should be concerned about are keeping their food and water full and clean, especially since the chicks have no problems with leaving their droppings in either. In terms of feed, the chicks should be fed a starter feed. There are many different types but all should have what the chicks need to thrive, so don’t stress; chicks aren’t picky. Starter feed is normally a crumble unlike later feed which is in a pellet form. I have noticed that the chicks have an easier time eating the smaller pieces of crumble than the bigger pieces. Because of this I refill the feeder every day before it is empty, which adds smaller pieces.
The other major concern is checking their ‘vents’ (chicken word for butt) to make sure it stays clear. Occasionally, manure can get stuck and harden on their vent, blocking their bowels, which will kill them. Just wrap your hand around their body and tip them over to check their bottom. If you do see blockage, just repeatedly dip their butt in warm water to soften the manure and rub it off. It’s not a whole lot of fun, but it doesn’t happen often either.