Candled at day 14 did I see feathers??

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by saddlebags, Nov 23, 2007.

  1. saddlebags

    saddlebags Out Of The Brooder

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    I just candled at day 14 this is the first time for me should the chicks I thought I saw have feathers yet?? or did I see something else.These brown eggs are difficult to see through..
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I don't know what you saw, it was probably the chick. I don't think they get feathers til after they're born. Karen
     
  3. texaschickmama

    texaschickmama Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They are born with something on them. I don't know if you refer it to fluff, but they aren't feathers, more like downy fluff. I think, someone else will help here.
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  4. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    You probably saw the vein network.
     

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