First couple feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jmeeter88, Aug 28, 2008.

  1. jmeeter88

    jmeeter88 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well, my 2 Buff Orpingtons have started to push out 'real' feathers, aside from their wings. Is there a special name for this phase?

    It is so cute to see them flap their wings and stretch them, especially when they stick their leg out behind them to stretch it. [​IMG]

    PS, the 2 Black Australorps have yet to start putting out real feathers - they should be coming soon though right? They are almost 3 weeks old.
     
  2. sillybirds

    sillybirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It is cute when they stretch, isn't it [​IMG] Some of mine would sometimes fall over when first trying.
     
  3. cjstanman

    cjstanman Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My 6 BRs are about 2 weeks old and when they stretch out like that, it looks like they're doing chicken yoga, ha ha!
     

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