Can someone please tell me how old these chicks are?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shannon33, May 14, 2011.

  1. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi, I was in a pet store today and to my surprise they had chicks. They had some Polish which I have always wanted and so naturally I couldn't resist. However I have no idea how old they are and neither did the person working there. I have only ever had silkies so I'm not very familiar with the sizes of a standard chicken. I would like to know roughly how old they are so I can figure out when they can go outside. Also, is this a breed that you have to wait until someone crows to figure out sex, or are there any early indicators? Thanks for any info! Here is a pic of one of them, I got three, they are all roughly the same size.

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  2. RNM Chicks

    RNM Chicks Out Of The Brooder

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    it acually depends if its a batam or a maran so do you know i would say 7-12 weeks maybe more just trying to help! [​IMG]
     
  3. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry, I know nothing about polish so I can't tell you gender. But it certainly looks fully feathered, so, depending on your temperatures it is probably ready for it's outside coop.
     
  4. Sharksandguitars

    Sharksandguitars Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yay Chicks! :

    Sorry, I know nothing about polish so I can't tell you gender. But it certainly looks fully feathered, so, depending on your temperatures it is probably ready for it's outside coop.

    It is sooo cute!​
     
  5. Shannon33

    Shannon33 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Pretty sure they are not bantams. There was a bantam bin and they were not in it. Although I don't think the people at the store knew much about them so who knows, lol. They do look pretty feathered in, although one of them the feathers are a little sparser, maybe I will just wait a week or so and then try them. Thank you [​IMG]
    And yes, they are cute!! Crazy little hair-dos they have:)
     
  6. Aemelia

    Aemelia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That one looks about the same size as my rhode island reds and silver lace wyandotte which are 8 weeks old. I am judging more by the size of the body in your hand and the tiny feathers around the head and ears. I don't know anything about bantams though so that could be completely off.
     
  7. CowgirlPenny

    CowgirlPenny Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say 6-8 weeks. Here is my then 6 week old Barred Rock


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