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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ButtonQuailBoy, Jul 2, 2008.

  1. ButtonQuailBoy

    ButtonQuailBoy Songster

    Jun 23, 2008
    Throop PA 18512
    I just went out and bought 2 chicks...I need to know what kind they are and about how old... along if they need a brooder still...Okay thanks...

  2. asher

    asher Chicken Enabler Extraordinaire

    Jan 26, 2007
    Mountains of NC
    I'd say the first is a buff orp. No clue on the second.

    I wouldn't put a light on them, but wouldn't put them in with adults, yet, either. I'm guessing 3-4 weeks or so for the age since they are pretty feathered out.
  3. Mrs MIA

    Mrs MIA Chick Magnet

    Mar 3, 2008
    They look to be about 5-6 weeks old, so they should be at about 70°F right now? Depending on your weather, you may not need a lamp if it's warm enough.
    Not sure about the breeds... the white one could be a leghorn, white rock, who knows? Possibly a buff orpington for the top photo?
    Anyone else?
  4. mylilchix

    mylilchix Songster

    My white ameraucana looks like that, but it could be a number of different white chickens. My ameraucana also looks about the same and she's 4 weeks.

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