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I have a small chick thats is several days old. Its back will not fuzz up into normal fluffy down....why?

 

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I have a small chick thats is several days old. Its back will not fuzz up into normal fluffy down....why?

 

thanks!

Hi,  :frow

 Probably because it inherited the slow feathering gene instead of the fast feathering gene. Keep it warm as the other chicks and out of drafts. Give it time ad the feathers will come in.   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_feathering_in_chickens

 Best,

 Karen

Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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Walt Boese strain and Tewart flock of Pure English  Light Sussex

My flock now resides with Farmer Karl in PA.   

  I know he will do well by them. Karl is a knowing poultry man.

RIP Hellbender, my friend. Good friend, good heart, gone too soon.

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