How early do they start feathering out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by CrazyCatLady76, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. CrazyCatLady76

    CrazyCatLady76 Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 7, 2011
    I know they're typically fully feathered by 5 or 6 weeks, but how soon do they start getting feathers? I got some little Golden Comets at TSC on Tuesday, and they've all got some fairly significant wing feathers and and a couple of them have the very beginnings of tail feathers. Is this normal for week-old chicks, or did I get some of the previous week's shipment? Thanks!
  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    right away. Variance by breed and sex, but right away.
  3. duckking

    duckking Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 2, 2010
    Cascade Foothills, WA
    I got mine as day olds and they are now 11 days and starting to fly up to the edge of the brooder. They grow so fast!!!!!!

    Enjoy them!

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