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What is up with this chick?

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She is an "easter egger". Out of 18 chicks 2.5 months old, she is the only one without the long tail feathers. The others are like 6 inches long but her? Nada.
Is it because of the breed she originates from? (Anyone know what that might be?) Or could it be because she was the only one with pasty butt when she was a baby chick? I just worry about her, she's my 2nd fave. wink.png
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Some chickens just take a while to get their tail feathers in. Don't worry about it. And are you sure 'she' is a 'she'?

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1 rabbit, 1 owl, 1 peacock, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 2 guineas, 50+ mutt chickens, lots of tilapia, koi, a pregnant Jersey and a heifer! No more quail.

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I am a CHRISTIAN

2 Corinthians 9:15

Thanks be unto God for His unspeakable gift.

 

1 rabbit, 1 owl, 1 peacock, 2 cats, 3 dogs, 2 guineas, 50+ mutt chickens, lots of tilapia, koi, a pregnant Jersey and a heifer! No more quail.

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Do you have any images?

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4H Member and backyard chicken keeper! I keep bantams, standard, fancy and regular layers, and everything in-between! I also keep Cotournix quail, Button Quail and Pigeons!
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She may be in a juvenile molt...or her hatch mates may have pulled them out.

Agrees, pics might help.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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