New here and need help aging my chicks!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by RCCheshire, Oct 18, 2016.

  1. RCCheshire

    RCCheshire Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello! I am new to this forum and am so thankful I found it! We have had hens and a rooster since last year but I finally broke down and decided to raise some chicks. We bought three chicks from a local farm supply store last week and the man working said he estimated the chicks to be three weeks old. After browsing this site for a few days, I have my doubts that they are that old. Maybe he meant three days? I'm not sure. I have added a picture of them last week.

    Meet Ruby (RIR), Maya (SLW) and Daisy (BA)! Please let me know your opinions on their ages! Thanks so much in advance.

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  2. henny1129

    henny1129 Crazy Livestock Gal

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    Welcome to BYC! :welcome What cute chicks! They're definitely not three weeks, but I'm not the best on age so hopefully someone else can take a guess. :) To me though, they don't look much over a week. Good luck and enjoy BYC as much as everyone else does!
     
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  3. RCCheshire

    RCCheshire Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so much!! I think I'm going to love it here. I've been lurking for quite a while and enjoy it! We have had them for eight days and their wings aren't completely feathered yet and two of them have just developed tail feathers within the last few days. Fingers crossed that they're all pullets! Lol!
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello there, and welcome to Backyard chickens! I have two BA's and eight SLW's! They are great birds! I would estimate they are close to twelve days old, but I am terrible at these this, so somebody else may have some more knowledgeable input. I hope you make yourself at home here and enjoy it as much as I have!
     
  5. RCCheshire

    RCCheshire Out Of The Brooder

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    Daisy is our second BA and they are both such calm girls. I love all my chickens but Ethel and Daisy are definitely special. I'm a little worried about the SLW turning out to be a roo. I hope not though bc I don't think our Fred would be a fan. :(
     
  6. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    yes, out of the eight hens I was supposed to get, three are roosters and I am having a terrible time getting rid of them, so I hope yours is a hen!
     
  7. RCCheshire

    RCCheshire Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a friend with a large farm not far from us who we got three of our hens from and some of our rabbits. She will take the rooster for us if needed but fingers crossed it's a she. We're definitely already attached to the little gal/guy. :)
     
  8. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Well, at least you have a plan B, I did not even consider the fact I had a pretty significant chance of ending up with some roosters and here I am stuck with three six months later :he.
     
  9. RCCheshire

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    That would be terrible! :( do you have trouble with them since there is more than one roo?
     
  10. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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