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How old could she be?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by erinc, Jun 7, 2016.

  1. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG]We've had this chick going on 6 weeks now and these are all the feathers she has to show forth. She is now outside in the coop with everyone else and that's that. She's adapting great and doesn't seem cold. Lows at night are only getting into the high 60s and it's about 80s-90s during the day. [​IMG]
     
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  2. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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  3. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    My bets are almost 4 weeks old.
     
  4. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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    Really? We've had all of them since late April/ early May. I'd say we have had them at least 5-6 weeks. The others we have were older when we bought them, the Isa Browns, but the EEs we thought to have been all the same age. But we all know how that goes.
    Our whole flock:
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  5. azygous

    azygous Overrun With Chickens

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    The title of your post is misleading. If you know the age of the chick, why ask?

    Some chicks are very slow in developing. Could be any number of reasons. But if she's adapting and is eating and is active, she will eventually catch up.
     
  6. KayTee

    KayTee Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some birds seem to be slower feathering out than others - I think it might be a genetic thing. Last year I hatched 4 Marans eggs from the same breeder. Three of the chicks feathered out at the same time, but one took an absolute age - she spent much longer with fluffy feathers than her siblings, even though they all hatched on the same day. She is called 'Stumpy' because she was so easily identifiable by her short and stumpy tail and wing feathers compared to the others, and as of last Friday she is a very proud and extremely good first time chicken mom!

    As long as your bird is acting like the others then I wouldn't worry - she's probably just a slow developer ;)
     
  7. erinc

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    Thank you! I just looked back and we brought them home on March 30th. So we've had them for about 10 weeks now. Thanks for all the input guys. You all are a big help. Much relief to us.
     
  8. erinc

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