1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

JG chick with funny feather growth...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chicks Galore3, Apr 21, 2016.

  1. Chicks Galore3

    Chicks Galore3 Artistic Bird Nut Premium Member

    8,131
    140
    308
    Dec 16, 2011
    Iowa
    I just got two jersey giant chicks (along with other chicks of course!) in the mail yesterday, and I've noticed that they both (one more than the other) have funny wing feather growth...They are REALLY long and don't lay against their body - more of a 45 degree angle out. Also, one of them is missing feathers around her neck/shoulder area. I haven't noticed any picking, and she isn't bleeding and the skin isn't red or anything. Are these normal feathering patterns for a jersey giant? (They don't seem bothered at all by either.) I can post pictures if needed.
     
    Last edited: Apr 21, 2016
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Runs With Chickens Premium Member

    13,689
    1,762
    356
    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Without pictures it's hard to know if it's normal or not. New feathers don't always lay right for a bit. Are these day old chick? Are you talking about feathers on the neck or the chick down?
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by