I have 8 chicks. All of them seem to be growing feathers at about the same rate (they are 18 days old) across the breeds (4 EEs, 2 Barred Rocks, 2 Black Austras). Except one little one. One of the Barred Rocks is not feathering at the same rate, or rather the feathers are shorter than her sister. Is that normal, for feather length to vary in the same breed? It seems to have the same amount of feathers, but they are just not as long. I have tried to take a picture, but the silly things won't hold still for long enough to get a good pic of what I am talking about. I have heard that slower feather growth can mean you have a roo on your hands...I am really hoping this is not the case since I live in town and can not have a roo. Any experience? Like I said, it doesn't seem to be slower, just shorter.