When do Polish chicks feather out? And what is the age of this Polish chick?

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  1. ChickenGirl555

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    I just got 4 polish chicks, but they were already 1-2 weeks old when I picked them up. I’m eager to get them outside but the Wisconsin Winter is still here and doesn’t seem like it’s ever going away. So I’m wondering how long it takes POLISH chicks to feather out. This is not my first batch of chicks, but I’ve heard people say polish are different.

    Also, I’m wondering what is the minimum temperature they can go outside in at this age, and for how long. They are about 2-4 weeks old. We aren’t exact since we don’t have an exact hatch date. If anybody could help determine the age of weeks of this Silver Laced Polish chick, it would be very helpful. Thanks!
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  2. Spartan22

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    By 8-10 wks she’ll feather out
     
  3. ChickenGirl555

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    Do you think you can tell age? Also, if you know stuff about polish, when do their combs/wattles come in? For sexing?
     
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    Not exactly sure about the age thing, but according to the look of the feather wings it’s on its 4th week. I also don’t know how to sex polish at that early age since all of mine are pullets but for sure you’ll know if it’s a rooster by 14-18 wks with the feathers, cockerel being more pretty than hen.
     
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    Thank you!
     
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