What age do you think these girls are? *PICS*

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mrsgibber, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got six chicks a few weeks back and was told at the time that they were all four weeks. I believe that the Silkie, Antwerp and maybe even the Black Sexlink could be but I feel like the 2 golden coments and one EE have to be older by a week or two. What age would you put on them?

    [​IMG] Here's the EE


    [​IMG] The Comet's


    [​IMG] Comet


    [​IMG] The group

    So what do you think??? How many weeks??? [​IMG]
     
  2. Mandalina

    Mandalina Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have no clue, maybe around 10 or 12 weeks?
     
  3. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hmmm...if I were to go with what the seller told me they would only be 7 weeks...that just doesn't sound right to me when I look at their size! [​IMG]
     
  4. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Any more guesses? [​IMG] I'm wondering if they are old enough for me to turn their lamp off at night.
     
  5. vfem

    vfem Yoga...The Chicken Pose

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    I wish I could help better, but my only knowledge is with Silkies... and she looks to be 10+ weeks to me!
     
  6. RHewitt

    RHewitt Chillin' With My Peeps

    They are old enough to turn off the light. They are fully feathered and since there is six of them they can huddle close if they get a little cool. I would guess 8 to 9 weeks old here is a pic of my 7 week olds for comparsion.

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  7. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whoa, really? I sure do love her....well him or her...still don't know. It's little walnut comb is starting to turn pinkish red though. Guess we'll find out when it either crows or drops an egg. [​IMG] Thanks!
     
  8. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Your's look about the same as my BSL so that would be right on target. But I agree, I think my comets and EE are 8 to 9 weeks.

    I don't even think the 100W bulb is providing them with all that much heat but I've been afraid to turn it off yet. It's gonna be warmer tonight so I'm going to leave it off and see how they do.

    Thanks!
     
  9. mrsgibber

    mrsgibber Chillin' With My Peeps

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    RHewitt, your's are really pretty. What do you have there?
     
  10. mommathea

    mommathea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look close to my 9wkrs. I'd say somewhere in that general area.
    They are old enough to be out from under the light. I have mine still in the garage (the coop is taking forever) and have a light in there to simulate day and night. We turn the light on when we get up, and off at bedtime.
    If they were out in the coop I probably wouldn't have a light for them at all.
     

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