Feather Growth

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CluckyCharms, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    How fast do feathers grow out on a baby chick, exactly? I feel like I've been in a time machine. This evening two of them had wing feathers (I'm almost positive those 2 weren't feathered this morning). And yes, I've been checking on them throughout the day to feed and water and pet...but I didn't hold them until tonight. I know these 2 were featherless this morning... lol
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2012
  2. DMRippy

    DMRippy Pallet Queen

    May 18, 2011
    Some will feather in pretty fast. I have seen them come out of the hatcher with feathers already.
  3. CluckyCharms

    CluckyCharms Chillin' With My Peeps

    Thank you for the reply! I woke up today and they're seriously sprouting feathers overnight lol They're looking SO PRETTY! I think it's super fun to watch their feathers grow in and see what their "coloring" is. I love chickens![​IMG]
  4. jendodd79

    jendodd79 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 20, 2012
    Mine are doing that right now as well!!! They are changing so quickly!

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