EE chicks,... 3 weeks old.. pictures

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by karlamaria, Oct 17, 2012.

  1. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    pretty sure its to soon to sex,
    One is growing the tail out fast, the other very slow, these chicks are now 3 1/2 weeks old.
    both have been outside with mama since day 3 and all day and all evening. why is it they can be out there in the cold and when we buy chicks they need all that heat? I have not once seen mama have them under her during the day, just night time. and its cold here, windy and cold already. today is 44 degree's, soon to be below zero !
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  2. SmittenChicken

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    Cute chicks! It's definitely too soon to tell, I have a couple of 5 1/2 week old chicks and I still don't know what to think about the EE. There are some good threads here to read while you wait, though [​IMG]

    I too was amazed at how hardy my chicks were growing up with a broody hen vs. in a brooder. At 3 weeks old they were out running around when it was 30F and snowing; I offered them a heat lamp (since their mother was molting) but they showed zero interest in it. I can't believe how low maintenance these chicks have been. Broody hens are the best!
     
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  3. Cute! The one on the left (1st pic) looks like a roo...
     
  4. Panth

    Panth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Those are going to end up being very very beautiful birds - I already LOVE the colors!
     
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  5. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thank you, I hope they turn out to be pretty. there parents were weird colored.
    I was wondering that to, you mean the darker one? Just my luck I guess.
     
  6. allmychickens

    allmychickens Just'a small town girl

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    yes darker one looks to be roo but cant tell for sure :)
     
  7. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok, so I took more pictures today and was wondering how they look as far as gender .... any way to tell yet?



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  8. nakstk

    nakstk Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are still young but I would say the darker one is a roo based on the redness in it comb. The lighter one looks like a pullet.
     
  9. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I could kick my self now for not keeping the 9 chicks and giving them all but these two away. they were as pretty or better, but my kids picked these two out. there so pretty, I wished I kept the others as then I could keep the pullets and give the roos away. I jumped the gun [​IMG] did not want to end up with to many birds, now I am sad as I could have had eggs in the spring . if only one is a girl then she will be the odd girl out. the roo will have to go. Oh well my hen goes broody every other month, I can get her to set on eggs again in march.
     
  10. karlamaria

    karlamaria Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks, the little girl is so pretty, Im hoping for the elusive blue egg lol. I get green ones now but a pretty blue would be awesome.
     

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