How old are my chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by wvucyclist, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. wvucyclist

    wvucyclist Out Of The Brooder

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    I was sucked in at TSC to getting some chicks and ducks. I mistakenly bought the 250w heat lamp bulb, and their inactivity told me that was all wrong. I've swapped it to a 60w, and now they're all happy. Given that the temp in the brooder is only low 70s and the fact that they have some feathers on their wings makes me think they're not freshly hatched. They also scratch a bit. What's your opinion? For scale they're about 3" tall. Thanks to all the members from that are on, I've learned a lot!
     
  2. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I would say they are 0.
     
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  3. wvucyclist

    wvucyclist Out Of The Brooder

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    I'll try again, technical glitches!
    I was sucked in at TSC to getting some chicks and ducks. I mistakenly bought the 250w heat lamp bulb, and their inactivity told me that was all wrong. I've swapped it to a 60w, and now they're all happy. Given that the temp in the brooder is only low 70s and the fact that they have some feathers on their wings makes me think they're not freshly hatched. They also scratch a bit. What's your opinion? For scale they're about 3" tall. Thanks to all the members from that are on, I've learned a lot!
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  4. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say a few days old but less than a week.
     
  5. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    Is this picture after you put the 60 watt bulb in with them? They still look cold to me. Is there anyway you can raise the temperature to 90-95?
     
  6. Craftygirl

    Craftygirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm using a 250 watt red infrared bulb. I just raised it until I got the desired temp. I used a plant hanger so I could raise it. I am also using a thermometer to monitor the temp. Your clan is adorable. :)
     
  7. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    X2
     
  8. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    I agree they look cold. Guys this young need more like 85 to 90 degrees with the option to get out from under the heat. Keep us posted and good luck.
     
  9. Silkiehen

    Silkiehen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What does that mean?
     
  10. Ren2014

    Ren2014 Blessed Beyond Hope Premium Member

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    It means I agree with the quote,,, what was said x2 or 'ditto.' (at least that's my interpretation[​IMG] of what it means.
     

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