4 weeks old today

Discussion in 'Pictures & Stories of My Chickens' started by klevesque, Oct 21, 2009.

  1. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't wait to get eggs!!!!!

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    This is the only one that has white feathers like that!
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    This australorp is the only one out of all my chicks with a name. I call her "Raven" because she looks like a raven. She is the only one with a completely black beak.
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  2. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Your chicks are beautiful.

    Mine were 4 weeks old on Sunday.
     
  3. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

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    You've still got heat on them?? Gee, I kicked mine outside yesterday .. eeeekkk [​IMG]
     
  4. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    Quote:Me too!! Mine were 4 weeks old on Monday. I took the heat off them when they were 3 weeks, 2 days. At 3 weeks 4 days, we had a warmer day so they spent about 3 hours outside, 4 hours the next day, 6 the next, all day the next, and last night spent their first night outside (in the coop). The first few outings outside they were in a little pen to get a feel for the grass but after a couple of days of that, we let them free range and they're happily exploring their territory now.

    My mix of chicks is similar to that of the OP. I was glad to see your Australorps have kind of long tails. Mine does too, and I was concerned that might mean a sexing error but perhaps its just typical for the breed....
     
  5. Marbleheader

    Marbleheader Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I still have the heat on mine at night -- it's been dropping into the low 30s here.
     
  6. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Happy Birthday to your chicks! [​IMG]
     
  7. klevesque

    klevesque Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Same here, thats why I still have the heat on.
     

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