Is this normal development on my silkie chick?

Discussion in 'General breed discussions & FAQ' started by NewchickieLTJ, May 20, 2019.

  1. NewchickieLTJ

    NewchickieLTJ Chirping

    May 12, 2019
    F6403067-E806-42D5-8FF5-F96DECB2E0DF.jpeg 1BAD8846-F2F2-41F0-8AFA-5A22B2F40016.jpeg My silkies wing feathers are looking like this. They’re 3-5 days old. My EE chick is the same age and is getting wing feathers in beautifully, but my silkies just have this going on. I know silkies can be scraggly chicks compared to other breeds. I’m treating one of my hens for possible depluming mites though (she pulled out her wing feathers) and am on the lookout for any signs of mites on my chicks. My silkies were born in the same coop as that hen, so just being cautious and hoping this isn’t a mite issue. Thank you!
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Puppy Dreaming

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    That's normal for silkies.
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