My Ameracauna is not getting feathers!!

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  1. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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  2. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe she is almost 3 weeks, we will have had her for two weeks this coming Sunday. I'm not sure how long the they had been at the store where we purchased them. But the other two we purchased with them already have feathers. [​IMG]
    I don't really see her eating, although I'm not making it a point to set and watch her, but I'm always seeing her drink lots of water. Any information would be appreciated! Thanks
     
  3. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC - glad that you have joined us.

    If she is running around, doing chick "stuff" like the rest of them, I'd suggest that she's fine. It could be that because the other chicks are older, she is at the bottom of the pecking order. Maybe adding another feeder would help. You may wish to post your question on the "raising baby chicks" forum for further advice.

    Best wishes

    CT
     
  4. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    You can see her(his_ wing feathers are coming in). Sometimes males are the ones slow to feather.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! I'm glad you joined us! :)
     
  6. erinc

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    So SHE could possibly be a ROOSTER?!
     
  7. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Looks pretty typical for a 2.5 to 3 week old chick to me, especially if you are heat lamp brooding. Keeping things a bit cooler in the brooder may help encourage faster feather growth. And it's much too early to determine gender of your little Easter Egger.
     
  8. erinc

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    That's the one that feather this is the one that's not[​IMG]
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    This one is probably a good bit younger than the others. Sometimes feed stores just add the leftover, older chicks to the newly arrived chicks to save on space. Still pretty delayed in the feather department. I do suggest making sure that your brooder isn't too hot. You only want to heat one small area, not the whole thing. At about two weeks the warm spot should be about 80 to 90 degrees, and the rest of the brooder should be around 60 to 70.
     
  10. erinc

    erinc Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. That makes me feel a little better
     

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