feathers on their top neck, why?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kaylove, May 10, 2011.

  1. kaylove

    kaylove Out Of The Brooder

    50
    0
    39
    May 10, 2011
    why is my baby chicken growing "big chicken" feathers on its neck now. it looks like it's losing it's baby hair and growing in..older feathers? is this normal? normal for a hen? or does this mean its a rooster??
     
  2. LilyD

    LilyD Chillin' With My Peeps

    2,140
    63
    203
    Jan 24, 2011
    Bristol, VT
    My chicks are doing this as well. They are two weeks old today. They will lose their baby fuzz and get in adult feathers. By about 6 weeks they should have all their adult feathers in and no baby fuzz so that they will be warm when they go outside.
     
  3. AccentOnHakes

    AccentOnHakes Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 2, 2009
    Your little chick is growing up! [​IMG]

    They come in wings, then on the neck, then chest, head is last.

    What age is it? Usually hens grow feathers before the males.
     
  4. kaylove

    kaylove Out Of The Brooder

    50
    0
    39
    May 10, 2011
    it's almost a month old. i hope it's a hen..bc the man said 90% he thought it was a hen.
     
  5. kaylove

    kaylove Out Of The Brooder

    50
    0
    39
    May 10, 2011
    here are pics..


    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by