4 weeks old - gaps in feathers on neck?

Jose21

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 18, 2011
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My four week olds seem to be feathering out well - though I am not entirely sure what they should look like at this stage. When they stretch their necks up there seems to be lines of bald patches either side of their necks. Is this normal?
Will try to upload photos - but the technology seems to be defeating me - not sure if network down or iphone misbehaving!
 

Jose21

In the Brooder
8 Years
May 18, 2011
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Here are the photos - 4 weeks old and growing quickly (note destruction of the feeder in the background - they do insist on jumping in it!)
Including one picture taken during their warm afternoons outside - to show size.

Is the neck normal? In fact - do they look normal to other people who know chickens!!



 

chicksntexas

Chirping
8 Years
Apr 30, 2011
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Magnolia, TX
Mine looks exactly the same! lol Nicely feathering with patches of fuzz and and skin showing through! I have 1 3 week and 3 2 week old...kinda scroungy looking
 

Johnboy78

Chirping
8 Years
May 16, 2011
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Mine look the same now, also at 4 weeks, kinda ratty on the neck and head.
I have the same feeder and mine also use it as a perch. I taped one layer of
duct tape over each tab to make it snug, does a good job.
 

ladyride

Songster
8 Years
Apr 30, 2011
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East Tn
I called it the transition phase or bad haircut phase they just look so funny
it does get better
 

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