How old from hatchery?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sticksoup, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. sticksoup

    sticksoup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My boyfriend came home with this little pip squeek chick the other day. I think it needs to go back in the egg it's so small. The feed store just got the chicks in that day from the hatchery and I'm wondering how old they ship them out. It's much smaller than the last chicks we had and they were supposed to have been a week old when we got them.
     
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Is it a bantam?
     
  3. the_eagle69

    the_eagle69 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chicks are shiped as soon as they are hatched (with in a few hours) so less than 3 days old.
     
  4. sticksoup

    sticksoup Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think a Bantom- Wow only 3 days old. No wonder so tiny. I'm going to squish her back in the egg till she grows some more. [​IMG]
     

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