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Does anyone have photos of chicks by age?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sfchixn, May 31, 2009.

  1. sfchixn

    sfchixn Out Of The Brooder

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    We got our 4 chicks at the feed store last weekend. That was 8 days ago. They were visibly all different ages with one (the Black Australorp) at least double the size of the other chicks. They are all "standard" breed.

    The Barred Rock chick was at least twice smaller than the Black Australorp but had more flight and tail feathering than the 2 smallest chicks.

    The 2 smallest chicks (Red Sex Link and Buff Orpington) were about the same size with the tips of the wing feathers just coming in.

    Would folks be willing to share their chick photos, maybe showing different stages of feathering so I can have some idea of how old these chicks are?
     
  2. olinr

    olinr Out Of The Brooder

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  3. SimplyForties

    SimplyForties Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check out this blog. This guy took pictures of his three chicks everyday. It's a fascinating pictoral of chick development.

    http://3chixaday.blogspot.com/
     
  4. redstars

    redstars Chillin' With My Peeps

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  5. sfchixn

    sfchixn Out Of The Brooder

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    THANK YOU!!!

    I especially enjoyed the 3chixaday site.

    From what I saw, I would put my chicks at 2-3 days, 1 week and 2 weeks at the time we got them. That puts them at 9-10 days, 2 weeks and 3 weeks now.

    The 3-week-old Black Australorp is a monster (in size comparison).
     
  6. m2wandc

    m2wandc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got 4 chicks that are different breeds and BOY did they grow differently...1 was HUGE and nearly full feathered at 3 weeks, another was just starting to look mostly feathered at 4.5 weeks and the other two were fluff balls with a few sprouts of feathers starting to pop out at 3 weeks...

    NOW one looks full grown and fully feathers, one looks nearly fully feathered and two look like that funky teen stage...

    so I think it's breed as well as the individual chicken's genes.
     

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