Holy Cow! White Leghorns get their feathers fast!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by gumpsgirl, Apr 24, 2008.

  1. gumpsgirl

    gumpsgirl Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    I have a 2 day old white leghorn chick who is already getting wing and tail feathers! Wow! I thought the RIR's were fast, but this one beat them! This is supposed to be a pullet, so it better not be a roo!
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    Last edited: Apr 24, 2008
  2. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] they sure do! If they are going to be roos, they will grow there combs really fast too.

    I have had hens that lay eggs much earlier than RIR and the roos try to breed everything in sight in just a couple months.

    got any pics?
    enjoy your leghorn.

    Julie
     
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nice pic, thanks for getting the details to us![​IMG]
     
  4. farmertank

    farmertank Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the pic. I love how yellow and fluffy leghorns look when they are small.

    *sigh* it doesn't last long though [​IMG]
     
  5. MissPrissy

    MissPrissy Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    My chicks hatched from Tuffoldhen's eggs had wing feathers within the first 36 hours. They do begin to grow in fast!
     
  6. sledzeppelin

    sledzeppelin Out Of The Brooder

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    My white leghorn got wing feathers sooner than my others too (ameraucanas, barred rocks, wyandottes). My production red was early too. They got them at 3-4 days.
     

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