How old are my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by antrimfarm, Mar 14, 2012.

  1. antrimfarm

    antrimfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    My husband picked up some chicks today as a surprise. I just wanted to know how old you think they might be? He forgot to ask how old they were when he bought them. And yes, I am aware that there is a duck in the picture, I haven't been bamboozled into thinking it's a chicken, lol.

    I'm so excited! And terrified of killing them. :( We were planning on buying laying hens but we wanted "tame" chickens so he went ahead and bought us some chicks to raise by hand. Anyway, anyone have a guess? I called the place he got them from and they said "a couple weeks"...I'm not sure he knew what he was talking about, though. What do you think?[​IMG]
     
  2. wilbilt

    wilbilt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A bit less than one week is my guess. Mine are two weeks and have lots of wing and tail feathers.
     
  3. stone_family3

    stone_family3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Less then a week old. Don't worry you'll do fine :) Congrats on the new additions.
     
  4. gapeach717

    gapeach717 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mine are 8 days old and some have more feathers than that but some less. I would say right around a week :) cuties!!
     
  5. FarmCoe

    FarmCoe Flock Mistress

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    They look less than a week old. How cute!! [​IMG]

    And don't worry about killing them. You'll do fine.
     
  6. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    I'm going to say 4-5 days. :p

    Good luck!

    They appear to be a production red layer of some sort.
     
  7. antrimfarm

    antrimfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for your help! I sure hope they make it, my kids are so excited.
     
  8. antrimfarm

    antrimfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    Any guesses on breed of the chicks? Two look like red layers, the others I am not sure. How about the duck?
     

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