BR chicks developing slowly???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Carrie Lynn, Jul 24, 2011.

  1. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicks are feathering slowly...I think.
    At 5 weeks they are still rather small, and still have down on their necks and heads.
    Shouldn't they have feathering there now? They are feathered on wings, shoulders & backs.
    Thanks in advance for opinions [​IMG]
     
    Last edited: Jul 24, 2011
  2. ninabeast

    ninabeast Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If you post some pics, I'm sure the chicken wizards here can help. At five weeks, I know mine still had some down on their heads and they are, at 14 weeks, HUGE.
     
  3. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I'll try to get pics.
    Of course, they will never be still when I try! [​IMG]
     
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  4. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Isas still had down in the same spots at that age. They weren't truly fully feathered until 8 weeks.
     
  5. Carrie Lynn

    Carrie Lynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your help.
    I noticed some pin feathers hiding under the down today [​IMG]
     

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