5week old chicks

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by krushkash, Mar 26, 2015.

  1. krushkash

    krushkash New Egg

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    so my uncle sent me some mixed breed eggs which i hatched, the first week the chicks feathers began to grow but its been 5weeks now and only one chick out of the three looks ok with the feather development. Any advice? (New to raising chicks)[​IMG]
     
  2. countrygirl345

    countrygirl345 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think a bigger cage would help; its kind of hard to tell size from the picture though.
     
  3. krushkash

    krushkash New Egg

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    Cage is quite small its about half a metre
     
  4. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some breeds just take longer for the feathers to come through :) or if when they hatched, if they were covered in egg yolk and it dried It may take them a while, to feather up, because that happened mine last year and I had to clean it with some warmish water and after a while their feathers came through and they were fine :)
     
  5. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join the flock! As said above different breeds or even just individual birds feather out at different rates. As you said above the cage is quite small have you seen any feather pecking taking place? Having chicks in a small area can cause this kind of behaivour moving them some where larger would be beneficial to them. The more room they have the happier they will be.

    Wishing you the very best of luck with your chicks and hope you enjoy BYC :frow
     
  6. krushkash

    krushkash New Egg

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    Oh right wasent aware of that lol but thanks for the advice :D n when do you think i should let them out back just to play?
     
  7. krushkash

    krushkash New Egg

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    Thanks for the advice :D will let them into a larger cage and i have seen quite abit of feather pecking
     
  8. randerson846

    randerson846 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I let mine out for about 15 minutes after the first week, so u could let them out when ever you want
     
  9. Kelsie2290

    Kelsie2290 True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    Hello :frow and Welcome To BYC!
     
  10. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Always Thankful Premium Member

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    Hello [​IMG]and Welcome to BYC![​IMG]

    Glad to have you join! Feel free to make yourself at home!
     

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