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Do you mind helping me determine age of these chicks?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MistyK, Apr 20, 2007.

  1. MistyK

    MistyK Out Of The Brooder

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    Sorry; I know you all get this a lot! These are the chicks we won at the fair last week, and I *thought* the man said they were 3 or 4 weeks old. What do you think? Thanks so much!

    Misty
     
  2. cockadoodlemom

    cockadoodlemom Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 25, 2007
    Texas
    I am no expert but that baby is no 3 or 4 wks old. You sure he didn't mean 3 or 4 days? [​IMG] I would guess no more than 1wk old. Hopefully someone else with a lot more experience than me will reply soon. [​IMG]
     
  3. chickenranchwife

    chickenranchwife Chillin' With My Peeps

    Don't think their 3-4 wks. More like a week or two weeks. They grow soo fast so enjoy them. Are they Buff Orpington's? That's kinda what mine looked like at 2 weeks.
     
  4. Critter Crazy

    Critter Crazy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 19, 2007
    Binghamton, NY
    I agree definitely not 3-4 weeks!! mine are 3 weeks old, you can see a big difference!

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  5. MistyK

    MistyK Out Of The Brooder

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    Oh, my goodness! Well, I'd moved them onto the back porch in their box with the heat lamp because they were making my house smell like a chicken coop, LOL--should I move them back inside?? It's about 75 degrees out . . .
    That's the youngest-looking, but even the older looking ones don't look as . . .developed as the ones you posted as being 3 weeks old. They are New Hampshire Reds.
    Thanks for the help! I wish I could look in their mouths to tell for sure *exactly* how old, LOL!
     
  6. AccidentalFarm

    AccidentalFarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    2 weeks would be a good guess. By 3 1/2 - 4 weeks they'll look like they're having a 'bad hair day' everyday til their feathers come in completely.
     
  7. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    From the pictures I would say 2 weeks at most! Pretty sure the person you talked to must have meant 3-4 days old when you won them.
     

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