Any help on what breed this is? Something wrong?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by scrj, Jan 27, 2017.

  1. scrj

    scrj New Egg

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    One month old. Seems perfectly healthy and active. Wings are small and barely any feathers. Barred rocks, australorp, and rhode island reds I received at same time all look good. Any ideas what's the deal with this one?

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  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Australorps are generally slower to feather in than some breeds. This chick could also be getting picked on a bit and kept from feed. May need a bit more space and another feeder.
    Also, that lamp is way too close. One excited wing flap, and the hole brooder could be on fire.
     
  3. summerb123

    summerb123 Overrun With Chickens

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    agree!
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Out to pasture
    Poor little thing
     
  5. scrj

    scrj New Egg

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    I wonder because this one has always looked different since day one. Maybe that's why he/she gets picked on. We check them quite a bit(at least twice a day) and I've never seen them picking at this one. As far as the light. They are wired up and I will be moving them to outdoor coop soon. Thanks for input so far.
     
  6. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    But a chick can try to jump up on it, it's so close. Serious risk with it being so near. And feathers are so very flammable. Even if it is secure and can't fall, there are still plenty of other ways for it be a hazard.
     
    Last edited: Jan 28, 2017
  7. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    Agreed
     

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