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ckn math strikes! how old?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pecknscratch, Sep 23, 2011.

  1. Pecknscratch

    Pecknscratch In the Brooder

    Oct 13, 2010
    So here's the situation... we decided to get banties because we could fit more of them in our small pen. We were lucky enough to find a home to take all of extra roos (appr. 8). She just loves to hear them crow [​IMG]

    Well I did not get any EEs with my mix of banties [​IMG] They turned out to be silkies instead that I am happy about.
    Yesturday I had to get laying pellets for my girls and boys (my ittle ones from this spring are starting to lay!) and what did I see when I turned the corner to the feed store? a sign that says "we have chicks now!" in the fall? I ask myself because I'm not used to them being available this time of year. But then I got to thinking about it and realized it's a really good time to do it, so they'll lay in the spring.

    Well, ya'll know just how cute they are and I just have to look at them even though I'm NOT going to take any home. What do I see! 5 extra EEs that are looking for a home.
    Lucky for me I only brought enough money for the feed, so I was safe...even though I wanted them. I stop by to see the hubby and mention to him that they have them. What does he do? He asks me to go home and bring him his water because he forgot it. That's not so good of an idea because I'll get my money and end up at the feed store buying those chicks I tell him. But I have to get his drink, so that's just what happened.

    I go back to the feed store, buy the chicks and some starter with my last few dollars. Stop to show the hubby and I notice that there is not 5 EEs in the box there are 6!
    Did I forget to mention these EEs are standard size and not banties...oh my goodness, what have I gotten myself into.

    Oh yeah, we now also have to redecorate the inside of the coop to accommodate these big girls, though that shouldn't be too hard. We were gonna do it anyway before they showed up.

    Now to the reason I posted: My chicks are not completly fuzzy like day olds are, they have started growing their feathers in.
    On their wings they have 1/2-1 inch feathers growing in. I'm guessing they are about a week...

  2. Chickiegirls2

    Chickiegirls2 Chirping

    Apr 23, 2011
    maybe a little more than than a week...
    good luck!
  3. A week sounds about right to me for EE's. They're kind of slow-feathering. Loved the tale of how you got them - surely your DH knew you'd be getting your money when you went for his water! And a man can get water anywhere these days. What a nice man, to make extra chick-buying so easy for you! [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG]

    Enjoy those adorable EE's!

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