How old are my chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by halfpynt, Apr 22, 2007.

  1. halfpynt

    halfpynt Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi all

    I got my chicks from a pet store ,,,, actually my husband did,, and is not exactly sure how old they are . They are tiny,,, still fuzzy,, but starting to get different more mature feathers on their wings... and are just starting to scratch ....

    Any help ? We want to make sure we decrease their temperature so they get used to 70 > and know how much to feed them,, and when to able to give them treats......

    Thank you .
     
  2. jmantoo1

    jmantoo1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    hi it sounds like they are 7 to 10 days old:jumpy
     
  3. kstaven

    kstaven Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hard to tell without a picture. But from the description I would say about a week.
     
  4. aimee

    aimee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You should be able to give them some treats as long as you also give them some grit too.
     
  5. marie_martin

    marie_martin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My new chicks are only 4 days old and are starting to scratch and to get feathers on the ends of their wings. So they are probably between 4-7 days old. I would guess. I have a question about treats also. I was told to give mine a little egg yolk crumbled with their food, will I need to give them scratch with that? Thanks. Good luck with your chicks, can't wait for pictures.

    Marie
     
  6. aimee

    aimee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anytime a chick eats anything different from the starter they will need grit. Mine have/had a constant supply of grit, I just used the sand you would put in a kids sandbox.
     

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