chick age

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by comptonkids, Apr 19, 2015.

  1. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel like my chicks are like super chicks

    I bought 12 (10 chicks, 2 ducks) from TSC April 2

    They are HUGE and almost feathered out
    they are flying around the inside of the coop

    I though TSC sold 1-2 day olds? They were pretty tiny when we brought them home, and I bought 8 more this past we'd

    So I'm pretty sure their age is accurate

    I'm new to chicken raising, does this sound right for 2 week old chicks?
     
  2. Wyleiria

    Wyleiria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are feathered out then they are definitely older than a couple of days [​IMG]. Sometimes the feed stores don't sell right away so they will keep them until sold, which may be a few weeks. My husbands lumber store decided to sell chicks and the last ones didn't go out until they were 4 weeks old... Someone got a good deal because they were still the same price of the day old chicks!
     
  3. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    I agree with Wyleiria, they are not just a few days old. If you could post pics, you can get some guesses on their age.
     
  4. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay
    I'll get some pics this morning
     
  5. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    We're pretty good here guessing chick ages from photos. Keep in mind that chicks do grow with lightening speed, doubling in size each week.

    I was just in my local TSC and the chicks ranged in age from two days to almost three weeks. They keep getting new chicks in, and depending on how quickly they're bought, they could be stacking up, resulting in chicks of all ages. Also, some of their chicks are bantams, so it looks like the other chicks are older than they really are when compared to them.
     
  6. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ugh, for whatever reason my phone is not liking uploading today
    I'll keep trying
     
  7. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    1. Buff orpington
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    3. My sexlinks, I have 3...these are the adventurous ones and they fly all around the brooder and up to top when I remove the chicken wire
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    4.my RIRs, there are 2 they are super friendly

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  8. comptonkids

    comptonkids Chillin' With My Peeps

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    According to when I bought them, they should be right around 2 weeks

    But I'm thinking more like 4?
     
  9. azygous

    azygous True BYC Addict

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    They are certainly older than two weeks. They appear to be three weeks to right at four weeks for the ones with the solid "down jackets".
     
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  10. ChickenNewbie2

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    I've got one buff and three Rhode Island reds. I also have no clue on there ages. I know the buff is younger than the other two. I know mine are older than yours that much I know.
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