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Do These chicks look almost 5 weeks old?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chick818, Apr 22, 2009.

  1. chick818

    chick818 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have been floating around on this site and looking at other's pictures, I am begining to think that my chicks are younger than I was originally told.

    Would anyone be able to better judge there age? I got them on 4/10 and was told that they were about 3 weeks. That would now make them about 4 or 5 weeks old. Do they look it to you?[​IMG]
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  2. wohneli

    wohneli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look closer to 3-4 weeks to me.
     
  3. sueg6255

    sueg6255 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no 2 to 3 weeks to me.
     
  4. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Quote:I'll agree with wohneli (love the name!), that they look closer to 3 - 4 weeks old.


    Dawn
     
  5. chick818

    chick818 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, do you recognize any particular breed, besides the cochins?
     
  6. preppy*hippie*chick

    preppy*hippie*chick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not if mine are five weeks old. I got 5 pullets, all supposed to be five weeks. The thing is, I don't know either. Three look like mini hens and the two smaller ones are much bigger than what yours are. They're BLR Wyandottes if it matters. These were taken the night I picked them up. For size reference, the background is my 65 pound 10 year old.

    Two of the larger ones:
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    The biggest:
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    One of the smaller ones (Does still have a bit of chick down):
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    same little one
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    Maybe mine are just a lot older than they're supposed to be. I know they grow fast, but I thought "Geez Louise - they're HUGE!!!".

    Hopefully someone will weigh in and tell us how old they all look!
     
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2009
  7. gxd

    gxd Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi - Mine are three weeks old today and they are double the size of yours. I think maybe yours are only 2 weeks.
     
  8. chick818

    chick818 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    preppy*hippie*chick :

    Not if mine are five weeks old. I got 5 pullets, all supposed to be five weeks. The thing is, I don't know either. Three look like mini hens and the two smaller ones are much bigger than what yours are. They're BLR Wyandottes if it matters. These were taken the night I picked them up. For size reference, the background is my 65 pound 10 year old.

    Two of the larger ones:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/27386_img_3438.jpg

    The biggest:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/27386_img_3436.jpg

    One of the smaller ones (Does still have a bit of chick down):
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/27386_img_3440.jpg

    same little one
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/uploads/27386_img_3441.jpg

    Maybe mine are just a lot older than they're supposed to be. I know they grow fast, but I thought "Geez Louise - they're HUGE!!!".

    Hopefully someone will weigh in and tell us how old they all look!

    Well the chick I saw posted from someone else was 8 weeks and looked a bit bigger then yours. Plus yours are mostly feathered. I think mine might be younger then I was told. No biggie, just will stay in longer. Which means more vacuuming for an extra few weeks. Let's see what they keep saying...

    And Thanks...​
     
  9. Chirpy

    Chirpy Balderdash

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    I'm going with 2 to 3 weeks also.

    preppy*hippie*chick - I'd say yours are 4 to 5 weeks old, closer to five weeks.
     
  10. chicklady63

    chicklady63 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think different breeds feather out differently. Also, the cooler temps you brood them in, the quicker they feather out in my experience. Your chicks look very healthy.
     

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