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feathering in differently then my others

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I am worried if this chick is lacking something nutrition wise or if this feathering stage normal? Also what age can you start seeing roo versus hen ?

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Looks normal to me, actually. :) Some chicks feather in super duper ugly, and then improve with age. I guess the way to tell if your baby is healthy is by studying how it's acting. If it's up and running around, energetic, eating, and drinking properly, then I would say that it's perfectly fine!

 

You can usually, for me, anyway, tell the cockerels from the pullets starting at about 4 weeks of age. Keep in mind, though, that some boys will fool you for a very long time and then all of a sudden, "Surprise! I'm a young roo!" :P

 

~Alex


Edited by Alexandra33 - 4/11/16 at 11:54am

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Thank you very much, feel better now smile.png yep acting normal and is kinda a favorite now the it started to be friendlier
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Thank you very much, feel better now smile.png yep acting normal and is kinda a favorite now the it started to be friendlier

You're welcome! :D Actually, can I be honest with you? I think it's adorable!

 

~Alex

Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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Alex the Golden Campine- talented flier, mischievous little busybody, crackly-voiced conversationalist, loyal sidekick, and my sociable, cuddly sweetie.

 

"But God clearly shows and proves His own love for us, by the fact that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us" Romans 5:8

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