Are the chicks ok?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 5sallad5, May 12, 2009.

  1. 5sallad5

    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    When I went to my friends house Jack, he had some 5-6 week old RIRs and BR. They looked nothing like my 5 week old soon to be six week olds. I asked him if he was SURE that they were 5-6 week old, and he said he was positive. Are my chickens not really 5 weeks old? (I bought them when they were 2 days old.) Please answer this.[​IMG]
     
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  2. The Wolf Queen

    The Wolf Queen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post pics please. [​IMG]
     
  3. 5sallad5

    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] Easter Eggers
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    [​IMG] RIR
     
  4. AngieChick

    AngieChick Poultry Elitist

    They look about that age to me.
     
  5. firedove

    firedove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    with the way they are feathering out I'd say about 4 to 5 weeks.

    BTW, very cute!
     
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  6. 5sallad5

    5sallad5 Out Of The Brooder

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    k. I'm less worried now!
     
  7. cindyanne1

    cindyanne1 Mother Goose

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    Yes I'd say they look about right. What did his look like? More feathered? Less?

    The temp he kept them in might have something to do with that. I read somewhere that cooler temps (within the chicks' comfort zone) = earlier feathering, while warmer temps tend to delay the feathering a bit. [​IMG]
     
  8. 5sallad5

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    His had more feathering. They were all outside at the time I saw them.
     
  9. cindyanne1

    cindyanne1 Mother Goose

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    That makes sense. [​IMG] I've been told mine look older than 4 and 5 weeks because they are nearly fully feathered, but I also moved mine into the coop and run about two weeks ago and I have a heat lamp in there for the cool nights.
     

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