my new chicks

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by seminolewind, Sep 12, 2007.

  1. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Well made it thru the first night, a sleepless night cause I was too excited and worried. I moved them onto the patio this morning from the garage and they started panting. It was 94 degrees in the shade. So, back in the garage, where its 85+, and they seem better.
    One of them has tiny feathers on the tips of her wings, do you think they are older than 4 days?
    Its funny I live in Florida and have to worry more about the heat than the cold. Thanks
     
  2. 2mnypets

    2mnypets Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Mine were getting their feathers at that age. In fact, it seemed like some of them were born with them. I took some pictures on the 10th (Monday) when they were 5 days old because I wanted to see the wing feather progression. I noticed last night that some of them are getting their cute little flicks of tail feathers. So cute. Reminds me of a fuzzy hat with just one long feather sticking out the top.
     

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