Different stages of development?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Rhett&SarahsMom, Jun 19, 2008.

  1. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    Out of the 9 Buff Orp chicks, which are a week old as of yesterday. I have two that do NOT have the beginnings of tail feathers or as well developed wing feathers.
    The other chicks are beginning to get body feathers as well.

    Does this mean anything sex wise?
  2. robinaggie

    robinaggie Flew the Coop

    May 25, 2008
    My chicken-selling friend said that females feather out sooner. I don't know if that's true, though.
  3. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    Ya I have heard that females feather out earlier too. It would interesting to see how that all turns out to see how accurate it is. Keep us informed!
  4. Rhett&SarahsMom

    Rhett&SarahsMom Songster

    May 8, 2008
    I asked a friend that has raised chickens what he thought and he said they looked to be all pullets. *And that I have some special power over my husband since I convinced the hubby to be ok with chicks in the living room:rolleyes:
    Honestly. If I had special power over my husband I wouldnt use it on chicks in the living room. We wouldnt live where we do![​IMG] *

    I dont know though. Our camera is missing. I had it Monday on our trip, but havent seen it since. So I cant take any pictures to post here and see what you all think.
    I would wait and see, but 6 of them technically arent mine I am just holding them for someone til the NH Chicken Stock which is next Sunday. Even having 6 of them leave is going to be hard. They are all just so sweet and developing their own little personalities. The only one I know that is staying is my Black Cochin, Vivian. Who I hope doesnt turn out to be a Victor
  5. my1stchicks

    my1stchicks Songster

    May 12, 2008
    North FL
    One of my Buff Ops is the same way as yours, no tail feathers, but the other is feathering nicely. Like you I'm keeping fingers crossed I don't have a Roo [​IMG]

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