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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by stephanie1992, Oct 29, 2011.
how old is a chick when its feathers start coming in
I got baby chicks at the beginning of October. They were two days old and already some had feathers on the tips of their wings!
x2 They will be about 2 weeks when they start to come in (and get ugly) and about 10-12 weeks when they lose the last of their fluff. The tips of the wings will be the first to feather and their "arm pits" and vent area will be the last.
ETA: on my last batch I would pick the bits of down that stuck on the end of the feathers off and my little white giant cockerl seemed to enjoy it, lol
mines 3 days old. i wish they could stay cute and fluffy lol