Easter egger chicks

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by EvansMeXo, May 23, 2017.

  1. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can anyone help me guess the age of these chicks?? The lady said they were a week old when I got them but that would make them 11 days old now and they seem to have a lot of feathers for that so I'm thinking they might be older? It's my first time with chickens, so they could be 11 days but I don't know, opinions are nice! The first one is duckling, she has maybe a wisp or two of tail feathers, no "shoulder" feathers and has her wing feathers
     

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  2. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The second is rosebud, she has her wing feathers, a bit more of tail feathers than duckling and I can see where her shoulder ones are coming but their not quite there yet
     

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  3. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The last one is hawk, she has the wing feathers, a good start on her tail feathers and some shoulder ones.. so what's everyone verdict?? Are they 11 days or older??
     

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  4. graceupongrace

    graceupongrace Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm NO expert. It'll be interesting to hear what the more experienced ones say but it doesn't sound too far off to me. They grow so fast!
     
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  5. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wasn't expecting it to be this fast! But with my silkies there's a 1-2 week age difference and the size difference between them is huge!
     
  6. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Loving the Autumn Weather Premium Member

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    11 days sounds right, they look to be around 2 weeks.
     
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  7. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Keep in mind that Silkies are bantams, so unless your easter eggers are also bantam there will be a definite size disparity. Your chicks look to be the reported age based on feathering
     
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  8. EvansMeXo

    EvansMeXo Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Okay thanks! All the Easter eggers look to be the same size just slightly different stages of feathering, 2 of my silkies are the same age and then the youngest of all 5 is pipsqueak the tiniest. I think he's roughly the same age as the Easter eggers but the EE are the same size as the older silkies.. I didn't realize silkies were so petite I only got them bc I was reading their good "kid" chickens and we have twin toddlers so their for them :) I think pipsqueak is the snuggliest of the bunch
     

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