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Chicks getting feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mike26726, Apr 1, 2015.

  1. Mike26726

    Mike26726 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am new to this. I bought 6 chicks. And 3 seem to be getting their wing and tail feathers faster they are all EEs. I was wondering if this is a common thing?
     
  2. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    Yes, it is with chicks that may have been hatched over a 24 hour period and those just out of the egg are a day behind others by the time they are gathered up and shipped.

    If you bought your chicks at a feed store, there might be a week in age difference, or even more. By one week of age, they have a good start on wings and are beginning to get tail feathers. The unfeathered wings only last a couple days before the tips show noticeable feathers.
     
  3. Mike26726

    Mike26726 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Tht makes sence. They all have Wong fewthers but the 3 were ahead pretty good. They sure are pretty little things
     

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