All this in four weeks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LynneP, Jun 13, 2008.

  1. If anyone had told me how big the girls would be in four weeks I'd have fallen on the floor laughing...but from fluffballs 12 hours old on arrival to this? They outgrew our brooder at two weeks, good thing the coop was ready. We have a lamp in there but have used it only one night.

    Astonishing. They're sweet birds, very friendly, probably production reds with RIR heritage. They were 'mixed bin', so I can't be sure yet.





  2. Davaroo

    Davaroo Poultry Crank

    Feb 4, 2007
    Leesville, SC
    Chicks double their size every week, up until about the 8th week. Surprise!
  3. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Crowing

    May 7, 2007
    Forks, Virginia
    Wait until you get a really big heavy breed. At 3 weeks old my orp boys are larger than a quart jar feeder.
  4. So you're saying next week I'm going to run out of food! Must get to the feed store...heh

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