Chick won't fuzz up

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by TallyChickens, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. TallyChickens

    TallyChickens Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a small chick thats is several days old. Its back will not fuzz up into normal fluffy down....why?

    thanks!
     
  2. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    Probably because it inherited the slow feathering gene instead of the fast feathering gene. Keep it warm as the other chicks and out of drafts. Give it time ad the feathers will come in. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delayed_feathering_in_chickens
    Best,
    Karen
     
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