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Chick late to feather?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by tryingtohaveitall, May 4, 2009.

  1. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    One of my EE chicks has almost no feathers at 3 weeks, 2days. The others are fairly well feathered out. She seems healthy, just a bit smaller than the others and is quite active. I don't see sores on her, and I've never noticed anyone picking on her. Should I be concerned?
     
  2. emilyweck

    emilyweck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure she's a she? Roo's feather out later than pullets.
     
  3. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, I'm not positive but I also have an EE who's supposed to be a roo and he has many more feathers than "she."
     
  4. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    In my limited experience, cockerels feather in slower.
     
  5. artsyrobin

    artsyrobin Artful Wings

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    can you post a pic? i have a 2 week old cochin that is just now getting her bum feathers-
     
  6. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I'll try to get a pic up here soon.
     
  7. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm leaving for work, so I only have time to post 2 pics, but I think these show her pretty well.
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  8. prov31gal

    prov31gal Chillin' With My Peeps

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    that seems to be a very large chick to still have fuzz.
     
  9. tryingtohaveitall

    tryingtohaveitall Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Right, that's why I'm looking for input re: why she isn't getting more feathers and if there's something I can be doing for her.
     
  10. Tala

    Tala Flock Mistress

    Wow it's nostrils look huge. The feathers that are there look really wide.
     

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