Already Feathering?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jdilapi, Sep 24, 2014.

  1. jdilapi

    jdilapi Out Of The Brooder

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    I have bought baby chicks to raise before. But this is my first time breeding, hatching, and raising right from my farm. These chicks had wing feathers at 2 and 3 days old. I never noticed this in the other batches I've purchased in the past. In fact if I remember right, it took a month to start seeing feathers. These are a week old, and they all have wings now and some have tail feathers. Is this normal? Or are they advancing due to cold weather changes? . Thanks for any info.
     
  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member Project Manager

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    The start getting tail and wing feathers very quickly, in just a few days. Bet you are just paying more attention to these since you hatched them?
     
  3. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    X2 with sunflour. I have some polish that I hatched a week ago and after three days you could see the wing feathers. Now at a week old they have full wing feathers. And tail feathers coming along nicely too. I think your chicks sound normal. Good luck with them :frow
     
  4. jdilapi

    jdilapi Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks for the info. Good luck to you also
     

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