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6 Weeks Old, are they "normal"? Pics Update Pg3!!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DawnSuiter, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    Hi, here's my ladies & gents, and I'm wondering.. are they normal size? They really seem HUGE and they surely are heavy! They've always seem to be big, and they've eaten TWICE the food that was predicted.. 40lbs starter plus kitchen/garden extras, unless that is normal.

    Here's the pic
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    Thanks for your input...

    and yes.. very proud mama here [​IMG]
     
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  2. firem3

    firem3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what breed are they, if they are a heavy breed then they are right on track.
     
  3. DawnSuiter

    DawnSuiter Chillin' With My Peeps

    These are my buff orpingtons, a heavy breed. Great!

    I really only ask cuz they farmer/guy/neighbor I got them from seemed, lets say a little bit.. unsure somehow of some things.. and I wondered if somehow he got their ages mixed up... he did have thousands of chicks.. how could he know exactly how old everyone was..

    silly me.. worried mama [​IMG]
     
  4. firem3

    firem3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    most "farmers" dont feed a starter with the high proteins like most chicken folk do. most of them do free reange the natural way and that in my opinion makes a huge difference in their size and mortality.
     
  5. KKluckers

    KKluckers Time Out

    Sep 4, 2007
    They look really good. They all look to be roosters too?
     
  6. firem3

    firem3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    they are somewhat big for their age he may be off by a couple of weeks at the most
     
  7. Poulets De Cajun

    Poulets De Cajun Overrun With Chickens

    I think he has at least one hen in there. The one in the back...
     
  8. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Well chickens are like babies , they will eat themselves SICK . I feed mine their grower pellets , and laying pellets in the morning and late afternoon . In between I give the treats or scraps . I have 47 head and 50 lbs of grower pellets and laying pellets last me 2 weeks .
     
  9. cajunlizz

    cajunlizz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2008
    Lafayette, Louisiana
    Quote:Well , looks like the guy made a mistake on their ages , they look more like 10 - 12 weeks old , BUT Buff's are a very large breed of chickens .....
     
  10. PuffMommy

    PuffMommy Out Of The Brooder

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    i have 2 buff orp's that are 6 weeks and one of them (the one i think is a rooster) looks almost exactly like those in your pic.
     

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