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Does anyone have photos of chicks by age?

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We got our 4 chicks at the feed store last weekend.  That was 8 days ago.  They were visibly all different ages with one (the Black Australorp) at least double the size of the other chicks.  They are all "standard" breed.

The Barred Rock chick was at least twice smaller than the Black Australorp but had more flight and tail feathering than the 2 smallest chicks.

The 2 smallest chicks (Red Sex Link and Buff Orpington) were about the same size with the tips of the wing feathers just coming in.

Would folks be willing to share their chick photos, maybe showing different stages of feathering so I can have some idea of how old these chicks are?

1 Ameraucana, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 1 Black Sex Link, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Black Jersey Giant
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1 Ameraucana, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 1 Black Sex Link, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Black Jersey Giant
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Originally Posted by sfchixn 

.....Would folks be willing to share their chick photos, maybe showing different stages of feathering so I can have some idea of how old these chicks are?


Hi,

I have posted threads on the growth of my chicks/chickens (Buff Orpingtons & RIR).

3-Days, 16-Days, 4-Weeks:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1652432#p1652432

5-Weeks:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1761555#p1761555

7-Weeks:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1857438#p1857438

10-Weeks:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=1998622#p1998622

15-Weeks:
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=2271826#p2271826

That is my flock now at 15 weeks. I hope this helps.

Enjoy,

Dick.
Phelan, CA

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Check out this blog.  This guy took pictures of his three chicks everyday.  It's a fascinating pictoral of chick development.

http://3chixaday.blogspot.com/

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1 week today
http://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/25071_006.jpg

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Thread Starter 

THANK YOU!!! 

I especially enjoyed the 3chixaday site. 

From what I saw, I would put my chicks at 2-3 days, 1 week and 2 weeks at the time we got them.  That puts them at 9-10 days, 2 weeks and 3 weeks now.

The 3-week-old Black Australorp is a monster (in size comparison).

1 Ameraucana, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 1 Black Sex Link, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Black Jersey Giant
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1 Ameraucana, 1 Buff Orp, 1 Barred Rock, 1 Cuckoo Marans, 1 Black Sex Link, 1 Black Australorp, 1 Black Jersey Giant
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I got 4 chicks that are different breeds and BOY did they grow differently...1 was HUGE and nearly full feathered at 3 weeks, another was just starting to look mostly feathered at 4.5 weeks and the other two were fluff balls with a few sprouts of feathers starting to pop out at 3 weeks...

NOW one looks full grown and fully feathers, one looks nearly fully feathered and two look like that funky teen stage...

so I think it's breed as well as the individual chicken's genes.

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