Feathering/Comb development question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jensownzoo, Mar 10, 2016.

  1. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Okay, so as I understand it, if otherwise healthy chicks are raised with some exposure to cold weather they will tend to feather out quicker. Does the cold exposure have any effect on the speed of developing combs/wattles? Or are they purely an age/hormone thing?
  2. curious chickee

    curious chickee Chillin' With My Peeps

    My chicks with my broody developed their combs and wattles at the same rate as those in a brooder.

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