feathering in differently then my others

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickventure, Apr 11, 2016.

  1. chickventure

    chickventure Out Of The Brooder

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    I am worried if this chick is lacking something nutrition wise or if this feathering stage normal? Also what age can you start seeing roo versus hen ? [​IMG]

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  2. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Looks normal to me, actually. [​IMG] Some chicks feather in super duper ugly, and then improve with age. I guess the way to tell if your baby is healthy is by studying how it's acting. If it's up and running around, energetic, eating, and drinking properly, then I would say that it's perfectly fine!

    You can usually, for me, anyway, tell the cockerels from the pullets starting at about 4 weeks of age. Keep in mind, though, that some boys will fool you for a very long time and then all of a sudden, "Surprise! I'm a young roo!" [​IMG]

    ~Alex
     
    Last edited: Apr 11, 2016
  3. chickventure

    chickventure Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you very much, feel better now :) yep acting normal and is kinda a favorite now the it started to be friendlier
     
  4. Alexandra33

    Alexandra33 Chillin' With My Peeps

    You're welcome! [​IMG] Actually, can I be honest with you? I think it's adorable!

    ~Alex
     

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