Ho do I tell how old my chicks are ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by DawnSusan, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. DawnSusan

    DawnSusan Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2009
    We got four chicks on Saturday. Two Araucanas and two Buff Orpingtons. They were shipped to where we bought them on Thursday.

    I do not know if they were actually day-old chicks.

    By Sunday they started developing wing and tail feathers, and today their wings seem to be really in. They flap their wings when they run now, and stay awake a lot during the day.

    I have been trying to take pictures but the little cuties keep coming out blurry.

    I can post a semi-clear photo if it will help.

    Does anyone have a link for pics of chicks at certain development stages?

  2. Teach97

    Teach97 Bantam Addict

    Nov 12, 2008
    Hooker, OK
    Check their left foot....it should have a made on date. The right will have the serial number
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  3. aidenbaby

    aidenbaby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    Chicks grow at different rates. If you post photos, it would definitely be more helpful. Most likely though your chicks were shipped as day olds. Assuming a day or two for shipping, they would be around one week old.

    LOL at Teach. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  4. thirtyflowers

    thirtyflowers New Egg

    Jul 19, 2008
    Quote:I am so nieve, that I almost got up to go look [​IMG]
  5. DawnSusan

    DawnSusan Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 20, 2009
    Wow! Already when you peer over their pen ,they stare up at you and try to fly right up into your face! They can use their wings to jump about 10
    inches in the air.

    I thought for sure they are older. I'll try to take some of them sleeping.

    They are growing so fast! We love them. Four different personalities, too.

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