Fast Vs Slow feathering chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by silkiechicken, Sep 16, 2007.

  1. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    So I remember someone wondering if their chick was feathering out slow or not so I thought of posting this. These two chicks are 4 weeks old... both siblings. 3/4 blue Cochin, 1/4 blue laced red wayandotte.

    The one on the right is female, the one on the left is male... the boy's got featheres like he was a week old chick!!!

    Edit: mixed up left and right!!!

    Last edited: Sep 16, 2007
  2. BirdBrain

    BirdBrain Prefers Frozen Tail Feathers

    May 7, 2007
    Quote:So the one with the most feathers is a boy. What did you mean by "he has feathers like a week old chick? Looks like he has feathers like a 2 month old. The poor little girl never heard of "no chick left behind".
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    Haha, I just changed it. I get left and right mixed ALL the time... Makes me a very dangerous driver. The male is on the left and female is on the right!

    The feathering on the one on the left, the boy, makes him almost look like an overgrown week old chick. All my other chicks except him are feathered out like regular 4 week old chicks. I keep them outside and a bit cool and so they feather out a bit quicker.

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