Age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lschillaci, Apr 25, 2017.

  1. lschillaci

    lschillaci New Egg

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    Can anyone tell me what age they think these chicks might be? My guess is 2 weeks old but I'm a newbie to chickens and not quite sure. Thanks
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  2. lschillaci

    lschillaci New Egg

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    Here's another picture
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  3. song of joy

    song of joy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Two weeks is a good estimate, give or take half a week. They look a little bit like buff orpingtons, but the stripes on the back of one of the chicks is not correct for buff orpingtons.
     
  4. lschillaci

    lschillaci New Egg

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    Thanks. Just want to make sure I'm keeping the heat lamp at the right temp. Though I mostly adjust it by how they sleep under it. We got them from tractor supply. I'm pretty sure they are either red or golden sexlinks.
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Don't pay too much attention to the recommended 'guidelines', they are just a rough estimate really. Go by your chicks. Heat at one end, food and water at the other, and plenty of room for running around in between.
     
  6. lschillaci

    lschillaci New Egg

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    Thanks that's what I had been doing. Glad to know I'm on the right track. This is kinda like being a new mom all over again lol.
     

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