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How old would you say these are?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by triala, Apr 13, 2017.

  1. triala

    triala New Egg

    May 10, 2015
    I have just got two new pullets, and was told they are about 12 weeks old. Can anyone tell me from the attached photos if they think that is a reasonable estimate, please? - I am unsure because I do not have enough experience, unlike some of you folks!

    One is a Sussex, and the other a Welsummer cross, and they both have tiny combs showing, but are still peeping, if that helps. Hopefully the hand size will help you judge their size. I do know they seem so light to me - I am used to picking up my full grown Bresse girls, who can lay eggs 70g or more!

    Thanks! [​IMG]

  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2017
    My Coop
    They look about 12 weeks.
  3. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

    Apr 17, 2015
    Long Beach, WA
    Seem a bit small for 12 weeks. I'd put them closer to 10 weeks, considering they are still peeping.
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Yep, 10-12 weeks.

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