Feathers Already??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jenmckin, May 14, 2008.

  1. jenmckin

    jenmckin Out Of The Brooder

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    I was just changing out my chicks paper towels and cleaning their water feeder. Are they supposed to have feathers already?? Several of my BR, my BO's, and my EE's have feathers! Is this unusual or is that chick starter I invented that good? [​IMG]

    Oh I forgot to mention that they are roughly 36 hours old.
     
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  2. Mom 2em All

    Mom 2em All Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Southeast Michigan
    My little mystery chick (lower thread) hatched with wing feathers. They are wild big now- and it is only nine days old.
    They grow fast fast fast! [​IMG] Enjoy them little fluffs now.
     
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  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Yeah, sounds right, wing feathers start popping out of their sheaths the first day, and you can really start to see them on day 3.
     
  4. jenmckin

    jenmckin Out Of The Brooder

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    Well since it's normal, that at least lets me know that my "concocted" chick starter recipe is working splendidly. I was worried.
     

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