when is a chick not a chick and other questions

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jackslolita, Jul 24, 2013.

  1. jackslolita

    jackslolita Out Of The Brooder

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    i have a few questions.

    when is a chick no longer a chick? thats just a curious question for me. .

    and where can i go to find out how old my chickens are, other than the breeder (?)

    I have 2 chickens.

    the rir has started to grow a comb and it is growing fast. On july 7th it was hardly there, and it sure is noticeable now !!

    My other chickens' is growing but its not as red.. could be the breed?


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    i know my chickens are at least 9 weeks old but not sure how much older than that they are.
     
  2. NC Chick Man82

    NC Chick Man82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well... Pullets are baby hen's and are not considered a HEN till they are a year old... same goes with cockerel is a not considered a ROOSTER till its a year old... I would say they about 10-12 weeks at the most
     
  3. jackslolita

    jackslolita Out Of The Brooder

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    all animals have different names at different stages so i knew chickens had to have different names too!

    Thanks for the answer!
     
  4. NC Chick Man82

    NC Chick Man82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No Problem
     
  5. jackslolita

    jackslolita Out Of The Brooder

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    well my red chicken is not 12 weeks old. or if she is , shes very well advanced.
    she has laid 3 eggs this week. each day they are getting bigger from 15gm to 21 to 27gm today. :)
    im so proud !!
     
  6. NC Chick Man82

    NC Chick Man82 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    some start to lay at 18 weeks
     

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