Feathering out early is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by n2thestorm5032, Jun 29, 2008.

  1. n2thestorm5032

    n2thestorm5032 Chillin' With My Peeps

    So it has been about a week, but the chicks started feathering out about the 3rd day, of getting them. And I got them as Day Olds! and now at a week their wings are fully feathered and their tails are just starting to come out! They only reason I mention this is because I see other peoples chicks at 2 or 3 weeks of age and they don't look feathered out yet so I just thought I asked if this feathering early normal? they are Buff Orpingtons.
  2. LilRalphieRoosmama

    LilRalphieRoosmama Officially Quacked

    Oct 15, 2007
    Elyria, OH
    My BO's are 3 weeks old. They didn't get their wing feathers and little tails until their second week, and now they have most of their back/side feathers at 3 weeks.

    My avatar is one of my BO's at probably day 3. Sounds like yours might be a week ahead (or mine are a week behind LOL).
  3. coffeelady3

    coffeelady3 Froths Milk for Hard Cash

    Jun 26, 2008
    Tacoma, WA
    They could just be extreme over-achievers!
  4. BearSwampChick

    BearSwampChick Chicken Sensei

    Jan 10, 2008
    Marysville, OH
    I have a speckled sussex that was like that. She was so much more mature-looking than her sister, that I thought for sure one of them had to be a roo, but no, they're both pullets!
  5. ibpboo

    ibpboo Where Chickens Ride Horses

    Jul 9, 2007
    always changing

    my RIR's wings at one week
  6. n2thestorm5032

    n2thestorm5032 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Wow well I am glad I am not the only one that this is happening to, so now I know its normal for some! THANK YOU all!

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