How old are they? With photos

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by henrietta101, Nov 3, 2011.

  1. henrietta101

    henrietta101 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've just bought a 10 week old australorp from one breeder, then a RIR x New Hampshire and Isa Brown from another (10 weeks old). I was SHOCKED when I got them home and saw the differences. My Australorp is cute and little, still missing some feathers and chirps. My others are much bigger, have big claws and make bokking noises. I know they are not full grown or anything but there are very different. I am worried I got sold older x pullets but the breeder insists no. He says that the Australorp may be younger than 10 weeks.
    1. Does it sound like my concerns are right or the breeder of the x pullets is right?
    2. What does a 10 week old of each look and sound like?

    I specifically bought them at the same age to minimise problems and to get them used to us young. My husband says not to worry about it that they are all going to end up the same anyway. My kids want them all to be little of course. The breeder said that if I am unhappy I can take the x pullets back but insists that they are 10 weekers.

    Here are some photos:

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    What do you think?
     
  2. henrietta101

    henrietta101 Out Of The Brooder

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    And one more

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  3. henrietta101

    henrietta101 Out Of The Brooder

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    oops i had alread used that one....
     
  4. M.sue

    M.sue Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 29, 2011
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    Can't say for sure but I'd guess around any where between 10-12 weeks. Looks like they're fully feathered & cones are developing. When did you get them?

    Duhhhhh.....read post first then look at pics!! I wouldn't be too concerned, mine were suppose to be the same age but weren't (similar situation)and they got a long fine.
     
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  5. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My newest girls are 9 wks old, your RIR looks a little bigger than my 2 and your Australorp looks a little smaller than mine so I'd go with 8 wks for her and 10-11 wks for the RIR! Pretty girls!
     
  6. henrietta101

    henrietta101 Out Of The Brooder

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    Ah okay that makes sense. Thank you
     

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