How old am I?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by INchickens, Apr 2, 2008.

  1. INchickens

    INchickens In the Brooder

    Mar 30, 2008
    I am extremely new to chickens...and learning as I go. I have no idea how old our chicks are. How old are they typically when the feed stores get them? We've had them since Easter (1-1/2) weeks. Any input would be appreciated. Also...they are picking at each other something terrible....I've tried a number of things to get them to stop as suggested in other posts but nothing is working....I finally had to take the black araucanas out which seemed to be the aggressive ones. Suggestions?
  2. Redfeathers

    Redfeathers Songster

    Oct 11, 2007
    Gervais OR
    The amount of feathering on their backs look just like my three week old buff orpingtons.
  3. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
    I agree, about 3 weeks.
  4. FrontPorchIndiana

    FrontPorchIndiana Songster

    Mar 8, 2008
    I'm not sure how old they are but they're adorable.
  5. hypnofrogstevie

    hypnofrogstevie chick magnet

    Jul 12, 2007
    Newton NJ
    I am thinking 2 1/2 maybe 3 weeks
  6. Stormhorse23

    Stormhorse23 Songster

    Aug 22, 2007
    About a month.
  7. LilPeeps

    LilPeeps Songster

    Jan 13, 2007
    SE Mass
  8. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    I say they are just about 3 weeks old. They have wing feathers besides their primary and secondary feathers, and tail feathers coming in, but don't have adult feathers on their heads. If they start getting filled in on their heads, they will be closer to 4 weeks.

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