Are my chicks older than I thought?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by lizage, May 19, 2011.

  1. lizage

    lizage Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I was 'assuming' when I got my chicks that they were about a week old. In the pictures below, that would have made them 3 weeks old (last weekend). I had seen some pictures earlier (on this site) when I first got them and judged them on their age based on that. However, after seeing numerous pictures of other chicks lately, I'm beginning to wonder if mine aren't older than I thought. Anybody have any better estimate? As of today (roughly 4wks old) they are almost completely feathered out except for their heads which are starting to grow featheres (some quicker than others). I plan to take more pictures this weekend of their progress.

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    Here you can compare its overall size to my (average sized) hand:
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  2. Bravo

    Bravo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nah, they look right on track for being 3 weeks old in the photo [​IMG] Cute babies, too!
     
  3. MyShunshyn

    MyShunshyn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    THey Look Like mine and they are 4 weeks.

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  4. cmfarm

    cmfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like the age they are supposed to be to me.
     
  5. tylersmum

    tylersmum Out Of The Brooder

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    Mine will be 4 weeks on Monday and they look about the same as yours. My girls might even be more feathered than these. They sure are cute!
     
  6. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Mine started head feathers at 4 weeks also. At 6 weeks, they're getting the last of the body feathers (under the wings) and look more like hens than chicks.
     
  7. OkChickens

    OkChickens Orpingtons Are Us

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    They look around 3-4 weeks old! Congrats!

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  8. tiffanyg2

    tiffanyg2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I agree 3-4 weeks!
     
  9. stcroixusvi

    stcroixusvi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Beautiful birds! And on such a pristine white tablecloth![​IMG]
     
  10. debid

    debid Overrun With Chickens

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    Your buff & gray EE looks EXACTLY like mine, too! Where did you get your chicks?
     

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