Chicks growing like CRAZY!! Questions. (PICS)

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by epeloquin, Jun 4, 2011.

  1. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These are pics of my girls enjoying one of their favorite treats. They will be six weeks old on Monday. They have been out in their coop for a little over two weeks now and they are doing great. I let them free range a lot (when I am there) and they have a big run/coop too. I guess I am just wondering if they look 'normal' for six weeks old. I have seen other people's birds at six week and my girls just seem like they are growing like crazy. Does growth vary with breeds? Does free ranging make a difference.


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  2. Slotred

    Slotred Out Of The Brooder

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    My Australorps will be six weeks old on Wednesday, and they aren't as mature as your chicks. I think they look great.
     
  3. ajay

    ajay Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are beautiful! My chicks are 3 weeks old and I cannot imagine them being that big in 3 weeks! I hope mine will be though. If they are as big as yours, they will give my dog a run for his money. lol
     
  4. BellevueOmlet

    BellevueOmlet Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They do look pretty big for 6 weeks. You must have Super birds [​IMG] I think barred rocks develop pretty quick. It is nothing to be concerned about. I love the pics. - It is so much fun to feed them melons and watch them get down to the paper thin rind - love melon season for that reason alone!
     
  5. dominiquetrix

    dominiquetrix Out Of The Brooder

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    Wow! What nice looking girls!

    My husband and I always joke about how our girls (1 yr.) were always pretty and never went through that awkward "ugly" stage everyone else's seem to go through! LOL!

    I would say yours skipped that stage as well. What brand of feed do you use? Any other secrets you'd like to share?
     
  6. BeetleChick

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    Your chickens look like they are the same size that ours were at 6 weeks. Ours are now 8 weeks, it is amazing how fast they grow. [​IMG]
     
  7. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Actually, I buy my feed from my local feed store. They have Blue Seal and then they have their own blends which is what I buy. They had recommended to me their "Game Bird Crumble". We have given them oats since they were two weeks old and they LOVE it. We gave them Superworms (like mealworms). I just started giving them yogurt last week, just once a week and, of course, watermelon. I do let them freerange a lot too so they find their own worms and bugs too.
     
  8. epeloquin

    epeloquin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Yeah, it is funny, I gave them some melon last week and they ate it down to the white so when they were doing other stuff I threw it on my "pre-compost" pile. They promptly ran over, pulled it off the pile and pecked at it for another half hour! They brought it right down to the rind. It's nice though, no waste!!
     

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