Uuuum... when are they no longer chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by allig8r, Sep 17, 2007.

  1. allig8r

    allig8r Chillin' With My Peeps

    So, my chicks are 16 weeks old and THEY ARE BIG! [​IMG]

    I feel so weird coming to the "raising chicks" forum for them, but as they haven't laid eggs yet--they're chicks, right?

    Is there a point at which I need to leave all you lovely folks and pose questions to a more appropriate forum? Say it ain't so--and if it is, tell me where to go!

    (expecting eggs soon!!! Opened the nest boxes!!!)
     
  2. Frizzledhen

    Frizzledhen Spear Gunnin' Coons

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    At 16 weeks, I would be calling them young pullets.
    this forum is for ALL CHICKENS of any age. I do not know of a friendlier place to go than right here to learn all there is to kow about raising chickens.
    So it "ain't so". There I said it. Hope you stay.
    Gayle
    Chi lady in Michigan
     
  3. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    I have read that at 3 months old, basically they cease to be chicks.
     
  4. allig8r

    allig8r Chillin' With My Peeps

    Well, you'd be hard pressed for me to actually LEAVE; but I may have posted my questions about them in another forum here... kwim?

    Okay... young pullets. And awaiting EGGS!!!!!
     

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