6 week old chick looks greasy

Mdico19

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I currently have 6 week old chicks and one of them for the past 2 weeks has had different looking feathers. Feathers almost look wet or matted. Does not look like she is missing any feathers they just do not look nearly as full as the other chickens. I do have 6 different breeds so I am wondering if this is normal for some breeds or if this could be an issue. Other than the feathers looking like this there is nothing wrong with her she is very active. They will all be going outside soon so I am wondering if this will also prevent her from staying warm
 

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The-White-Elephant

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I currently have 6 week old chicks and one of them for the past 2 weeks has had different looking feathers. Feathers almost look wet or matted. Does not look like she is missing any feathers they just do not look nearly as full as the other chickens. I do have 6 different breeds so I am wondering if this is normal for some breeds or if this could be an issue. Other than the feathers looking like this there is nothing wrong with her she is very active. They will all be going outside soon so I am wondering if this will also prevent her from staying warm
Did she get wet somehow?
 

azygous

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She appear to be smaller than the others. Perhaps she's a failure-to-thrive chick, a runt. Her feathers are not wet or greasy, but are in the process of coming in slower than the others. Note the pin feathers on her head.

As long as she's eating and pooping normally, she should be fine. It may take her a bit longer to fill out her feathering.
 

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