Introducing my 4 Buff Orpingtons -- and Oddball!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SkyWarrior, Jun 29, 2010.

  1. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Here are the BOs I picked up today, along with an oddball chick that was supposed to be a partridge rock, but was different. The breeder suspected it was a PR crossed with an EE. What do you think?

    Also, what age would you put these guys at? The ad said 7 weeks, but they look younger to me.

    The Buff Orpingtons:

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    Oddball:

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    The BOs and Oddball:

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  2. nuttyredhead

    nuttyredhead Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2010
    Southern NH
    They are so sweet!!!!
     
  3. KatieV

    KatieV Out Of The Brooder

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    So cute! Sorry, can't help with the breed - still waiting on my first set of chicks to come. [​IMG]
     
  4. AKsmama

    AKsmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm no help either, just wanted to say they are cuties!
     
  5. serena763

    serena763 Out Of The Brooder

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    Super cute!! THey look younger than 7 weeks..but I'm a newbie so who knows?!
     
  6. erin76

    erin76 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a BO that is 7 weeks, and she is fully feathered....I would say they are closer to 3-4 weeks...VERY cute though!!!
     
  7. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    I agree - 4 weeks, max.
     
  8. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I say 3 max
     
  9. SkyWarrior

    SkyWarrior Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2010
    Wilds of Montana
    Hmm, the woman there no longer had them under brooder lights. I didn't put them under lights either and they weathered last night okay and we had a storm where it cooled down to 40F. [​IMG] Problem? They look really healthy and not cold in the least. They don't huddle, but they will sleep.

    She seemed to think all her chicks were pullets. I was a little dubious of that because she only thought she had one roo among them. [​IMG] I picked chicks that looked pullet-like, looking at the feathers and lack of combs.

    I think I'll pick up some chick feed at the feed store today. I gave them developer feed, which they ate okay, but maybe I'll switch them over to developer after going through a small bag of starter.

    I really wasn't in the mood to start the brooder all over again. Right now, I have them in a large dog crate because they're too small to put with my older chicks. They're eating, scratching and drinking fine -- acting very much like happy little chicks. [​IMG]
     
  10. GAGE

    GAGE Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 4 are three and 1/2 weeks old and look just like yours.
     

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