age question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jujubean, Jun 15, 2009.

  1. jujubean

    jujubean Hatching

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    Jun 15, 2009
    I recently bought 2 frizzle's I thought they were only a couple of days old, but they allready have all of their wing feathers. At what age does this breed typicaly start getting feathers? My main concern is the temp i keep on them. Currently I keep it around 85-90 but if they are older I think it may be to hot. This is my first time with baby chicks all my other chickens I got at year old. Any info would be a great help. Thank you
     
    Last edited: Jun 15, 2009
  2. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    Mine all had wing feathers at the end of the first week. They grow about 20% a day for the first few weeks(that a guess not fact). Sounds like your about right as far as temps go. Be sure they can get away from the heat if they do get hot. Also drop the temps about 5 degrees per week till about week 5. Sounds like they were probably just days old when you got them. Good Luck and welcome to BYC
     

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