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Chick not growing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kathleens1979, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. kathleens1979

    kathleens1979 Chirping

    Aug 3, 2014
    Hanna City, Il
    Hi! Not sure this is an emergency, but I am worried so I thought I would ask the BYC community. I bought a few ISA browns at the feed store a week ago. They are in a brooder with access to chick starter and water 24/7. Now I have one whose wing feathers are not growing for some reason. I weighed them this morning using a kitchen scale. No feathers chick was 40 grams, long feathers chics ranged from 38 to 41 grams so she seems on track for weight. I have seen her eat- what gives??? Anyone have experience with this? I'm a worried chick mama! [​IMG]

  2. SIMZ

    SIMZ Crowing

    Apr 29, 2011
    Northwest Indiana
    I think it's fine at this stage. [​IMG] Especially since it's not smaller than the others. Keep an eye on it - it will most likely catch up. As long as it's acting fine I wouldn't worry.

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