How old are these two Buff Orpingtons chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by blue_egg_lover, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. blue_egg_lover

    blue_egg_lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A friend got these Buff Orpingtons from TSC about 3 weeks ago. They should be around 3 weeks old but look older than that compared to the Barred Rocks she got at the same time. She gave me these two, how old would you say they are? And what gender? And the one looks like it could be a roo. Though I'm just guessing since I'm new to chickens.

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  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Looks like a pair to me, too. Maybe they're 4-5 weeks or so.
     
  3. blue_egg_lover

    blue_egg_lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Really? I was hoping at least one was a pullet. Yeah I thought they kind of had too many feathers for being only 3 weeks old. Plus they are pretty big.
     
  4. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think she meant a pair as in one pullet one roo..
    the first one looks like a pullet to me. I would say they are 4 or 5 weeks old, I have some 5 week old chicks that are about that feathered out.
     
  5. blue_egg_lover

    blue_egg_lover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ah, ok I misunderstood. Well that's good then [​IMG]
     

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