how to tell how old your chicks are???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ebinion, Mar 6, 2012.

  1. ebinion

    ebinion Out Of The Brooder

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    Mar 5, 2012
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    I BOUGHT 7 BABY CHICKS LAST FRIDAY AT THE CO-OP WAS WONDERING HOW OLD THEY ARE SOME HAVE WING FEATHERS SOME DON'T AND NOW A COUPLE ARE GETTING TAIL FEATHERS
    CAN YOU HELP?
     
  2. cooped up

    cooped up Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Feb 6, 2012
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    My black Australorps started to get their tail and wing feathers at about 1 week, by 2 weeks the tails were about an inch long. Most chichs are only 3-4 inches tall at birth and practicaaly double that by week three.

    I should have prefaced all this by saying that it depends on the breed of bird.

    My daughter has been keeping a journal as to their progress for a science project.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 5, 2011
    Idaho
    a picture would help...:)
     

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