How old is this chickie?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ktrion, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. ktrion

    ktrion New Egg

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    Hi, I'm a brand newbie.

    I'm taking care of this chicken for a child friend of mine. This is a photo from this week. (sorry there's nothing for scale).

    Any ideas about how old this chicken is?
     
  2. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    I'd say around 3 weeks-ish.

    Mine had fully-feathered heads by a month old.
     
  3. ktrion

    ktrion New Egg

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    Hmmm, I wonder if I should try to weigh the chickie.

    I know it's older than 3 weeks, because here's a picture from 3 weeks ago.

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    I guess it's really hard to tell the age from a picture with no scale.
     
  4. JennsPeeps

    JennsPeeps Rhymes with 'henn'

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    Maybe mine just grew like wildfire? I know mine were a few days old when I got them. They changed by the minute - I'd go to work & come home to find they'd grown.

    This chick does look like she's grown since that last pic - feathers coming in & such. Mine hatched in May so were subjected to colder weather.

    She coudl just be on the slow side for growth. As long as she's eating, I wouldn't worry too much.
     

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