Age question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lilbirdee, Mar 19, 2009.

  1. lilbirdee

    lilbirdee Songster

    Mar 14, 2009
    Ridgefield, WA
    So I got my 7 chicks exactly 4 weeks ago from 2 different feed stores.
    But obviously they weren't born the day I bought them so how old are they?
    Would you just say 4 weeks? Or would you add a week and call them 5?
    I'm thinking, that at least with the Cochin, she was at least a week old when I got her. But a few of the others had just come in that morning. How old are they when they ship them to the stores.
  2. patyrdz

    patyrdz The Madd Hatcher

    Feb 26, 2009
    Southern Pines, NC
    I think they send them out the day they hatch, because they can live off their yolk for 72 hours and that will give them time to get to where they are going and not die. So you probably got two or three day old chicks.[​IMG]

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