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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

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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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

"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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"For You, O Lord, are good and ready to forgive;

And abundant in lovingkindness and overflowing in mercy to all those who call upon You." Psalm 86:5

 

Happy owner of 37 wonderful hens, 2 amazing roosters, 21 chickies, 2 bantam quacklings, 5 interesting ducks, 1 unfriendly drake, 4 furry kitties, and 5 crabby parakeets! 

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