Curse You TSC

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by train2110, Mar 5, 2011.

  1. train2110

    train2110 Chirping

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    Had to run out and get dog food today. For SOME reason I drove right past the regular store and ended up at TSC, hum. Wouldn't you know it, they started have chicks yesterday. Of course my daughters and I left with the dog food and six new chicks. [​IMG]

    We have nine adult chickens already and this will be our first experence with chicks. Really looking forward to it!!

    In all the confusion, the store was pretty crowded, I did not ask an approximate age. We got three different 'breeds', but they all look about the same. They appear two have two layers of wing feathers and starting on tail feathers. Is two weeks old a good guess?

    Not the best picture, cellphone.

    Thank you for any help!

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  2. blackvelvet

    blackvelvet In the Brooder

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    They look to be maybe 3 or 4 days old.
     
  3. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Oh no, those chicks are less than a week old! You can see wing feather tips starting when they are only 3 days old!
     
  4. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

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    Agree [​IMG]
     
  5. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

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    Yup, those guys are 3 or 4 days old. Hatcheries can only ship them as day olds becauce their yolk will hold them for 72 hours. Any older than that and they would die during shipping. What a cutie [​IMG]
     
  6. train2110

    train2110 Chirping

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    How about with these better pictures.

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    I love this forum!!! [​IMG]
     
  7. N&MSchroeder

    N&MSchroeder Songster

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    Still agree with the previous posts. My RIR started getting her tail feathers at 4 days old.
     
  8. NonnasBabies

    NonnasBabies Muddy Acre Farms

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    Yep, just a few days old! Very cute babies ya got there!! [​IMG]
     
  9. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

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    Mine are six days old and they look like yours....same wing development.

    Forgot to say.....your new chickies are CUUUUUTE!
     
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  10. justmeandtheflock

    justmeandtheflock Overrun with ducklings :)

    May 27, 2009
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    The chick in this picture is just over a week old. At just over 2 weeks old their backs are completly feathered.

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