My babies have wattles!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gritsar, May 1, 2008.

  1. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I picked up Isis this afternoon to tell her about the progress we're making on her coop [​IMG] and I got a scare. At first glance it looked like she was bleeding from her neck! A closer look and I discovered she has wattles! I checked and most of the other chicks do too; hers and one of the roos are just the most prominant. My babies are growing up wayyyyy too fast. [​IMG]
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    How old are they... if they are too young.... they may all be roos!!
     
  3. debakadeb

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    Are these the 23 day old chicks. My chicks are about the same age as your's..I'm going to have to go home and see if they are starting to develop wattles.
     
  4. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Day olds won't have wattles that hang or anything. Males can start to get them as early as 3 weeks in some breeds, but girls usually start showing signs at 8-16 weeks.
     
  5. chick_a_rama

    chick_a_rama In the Brooder

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    gritsar how do u get those icons??
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Quote:They are 23 days old today. I can't imagine that the chick sexers at Ideal made a mistake with all 21 chicks and they are all showing development of em, even if with some it's just a little. The wattles aren't "hanging" or anything, but it's evident that they are getting them. My light brahma girls are simply huge chicks; everyone that sees them (& knows more about chicks than I do) tells me so.
    **chick_a_rama, are you talking about the different smilies? Just to the right of the text box (where you type your message) it says 'Smilies [show] [hide]', click on show.
    Edited to correct myself: It's not Isis that I picked up that day. It was one of the nameless ones. [​IMG] I'll try to get a pic later.
     
    Last edited: May 2, 2008
  7. mandomama

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    Ahhh...I have one BO and one GLW that have red marks were there waddles should be. At 5 weeks, does that make them roos?
     
  8. chick_a_rama

    chick_a_rama In the Brooder

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    no i mean the moving ones
     
  9. chick_a_rama

    chick_a_rama In the Brooder

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    lol [​IMG] im stuiped thanks for the help
     

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