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How old are my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CluckerMural, Apr 10, 2017.

  1. CluckerMural

    CluckerMural New Egg

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    Thinking that the temp in the brooder needs to be adjusted as my chicks age, I am wondering how old my chicks are. I picked up 2 Ameraucanas, 1 Sussex, 1 White Orpington, 1 New Hampshire Red, and 1 Silver Laced Wyandotte. Here are a few pictures. They were all labeled as pullets.

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  2. sassysarah123

    sassysarah123 Overrun With Chickens

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    They look a few days old. They are such cuties!
     
  3. Amer101

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    They look to be about 1 to 2 weeks old
     
  4. slayerofmyths

    slayerofmyths New Egg

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    They're a couple of weeks old.. temp should be around 90 degrees after 3 weeks reduce the temp by 5 degrees until ready for the coop.
     
  5. sassysarah123

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

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    The amount of wing feathering coupled with no shoulder feathering puts them at a week to 10 days. That said, rather than thinking of it from wks=degrees just follow their behavior and adjust the heart accordingly keeping it as cool as they are comfortable with.
     
  7. CluckerMural

    CluckerMural New Egg

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    From what I had seen so far I was thinking 1-2 weeks, but we are new to this and I figured I would ask first. Thanks for all of the feedback.
     

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