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Can too much nutrition cause a chick's feathers to grow outward

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blackberry18, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Blackberry18

    Blackberry18 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my Light Brahma chicks has wry neck, so I've been treating her with vitamins, since wry neck is usually a Vitamin E deficiency. I noticed that she was growing feathers faster than the others, and so I assumed it was because she was getting more nutrition than the rest of the chicks. But, today, I saw that a couple of her feathers were sticking outwards, away from the body. There were a few mild ones on her shoulders, and a really noticeable one on her wing. Is it because of all the vitamins she's getting? They are about three and a half weeks old.
     
  2. beb444

    beb444 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'll be interested to see what people say because my 18 week old Australorp just had a feather come in sticking straight out.
     
  3. sonyaglisson

    sonyaglisson New Egg

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    Feathers contain protein and are more easily grown when laying. The feathers will open as the chick develops. So i don't think it is because of access protein.
     

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