Strange Q: How long are chicks "cute" for?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LukeandAli, Feb 3, 2012.

  1. LukeandAli

    LukeandAli Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 28, 2011
    Carver, Oregon
    I know that seems like an odd question; but, I'm wondering how long they keep their photogenic appearance. I'm pregnant and due the end of this month. We want to get some chicks (but, we're waiting until after the baby is born) and I figured I'd take full advantage of it and time it so that we can get some cute Easter pix of the baby and chicks. Anyone have a good timeframe for how long they keep their "fuzzybutt" appearance?
  2. FarmGirl01

    FarmGirl01 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 5, 2008
    Just about the first week of life. Than the feathers start coming in.
  3. week are two
  4. coopscs

    coopscs Out Of The Brooder

    Feb 22, 2009
    I'd say about a week or two as well. [​IMG]
  5. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    You'll need new chicks. At 4 weeks, I often call it that ugly stage.
  6. blueberrychickens

    blueberrychickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2010
    Hudson, MA
    [​IMG] yeah the ugly teenage stage...... OP...btw my anniversary is the same as your due date!!
  7. Oregon Blues

    Oregon Blues Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 14, 2011
    Central Oregon
    No more than a couple of days, 1 week at tops.

    Most of the hatcheries can send chicks out with very little lead time. I suggest that you wait until you know you need the chicks and then order them.

    Or order them now but ask for a delivery date a month after you know the baby is due. That gives you time to get back on your feet and the baby to get "Un-smushed". If you want a specific breed, then it's better to order early.

    Or, you can just go down to the feed store the week you want to do photos and buy chicks.

    I've got to tell you, though, I would never allow chicks anywhere near my new born baby. Have you thought this out carefully?
  8. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

    Jul 9, 2009
    Northern CA
    My Coop
    Agreed, they grow fast.

    And I agree here too.
  9. hippiehen

    hippiehen wastefully exuberant

    Aug 27, 2008
    Utopia, Texas
  10. Abirdbrain

    Abirdbrain Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oh Boy! Chickens and Tiny Tots, dont mix, and must be well separated. If you think a Human thing is a toxic waste dump on legs, Uh, well, half grown chicks might just fall to #2. Be smart.

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