Chick's feathers coming in slowly

Pigeon Power

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 28, 2013
130
19
83
Indiana!
I have 13 chicks all standard Cochin straight run, 3 different colors, same age... All are getting the same amount of feathers in (for the most part) and are about half feathered out but one. He has a bit on the wing and feet that's it. Any thoughts?
 

countrygoddess

Songster
11 Years
Nov 16, 2008
850
46
178
Champlain Valley, Vermont
How old are they? I had a Cochin and it took him forever to get all his feathers--they're just a slow-growing breed all around. That one of yours could just be even slower to mature. I'm not sure I would worry about it if he's doing fine otherwise.
 
Last edited:

Pigeon Power

Chirping
6 Years
Mar 28, 2013
130
19
83
Indiana!
They will be a month old the 24th...He is doing good others wise, I was just worried he might have some type of mineral issue or something.
 

countrygoddess

Songster
11 Years
Nov 16, 2008
850
46
178
Champlain Valley, Vermont
No, I'm sure he's fine. When my Cochin was 3 months old and bigger than all the rest, it looked very funny to see this huge chicken with fluff on his back still! He was fully feathered by the time he was about 4 months old and it was several months more before he had his pretty, long saddle and hackle feathers.
 

New posts New threads Active threads

Top Bottom