Buff orps

Discussion in 'Feeding & Watering Your Flock' started by wshflthkng, Jul 19, 2011.

  1. wshflthkng

    wshflthkng New Egg

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    Help! I am a new chicken momma. My babies (4 pullets, 1 rooster) are 8 weeks old. I notice that underneath som of their feathers look like they are turning black. What does this mean? is there anything special I should be doing for them?[​IMG]
     
  2. HEChicken

    HEChicken Overrun With Chickens

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    That sounds normal - my BO's have small amounts of black on some of their feathers too.
     
  3. Chick1043

    Chick1043 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Its normal! It just means their feathers are two colors! :)
     
  4. mcjessen

    mcjessen Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine have black speckles on their feathers too.
     
  5. wshflthkng

    wshflthkng New Egg

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    Thanks y'all. I was a little worried. [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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