newb question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by v.cyr, May 14, 2010.

  1. v.cyr

    v.cyr Songster

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    my orp/barred rock chicks only hatched a week ago, and every one of them has fully feathered wings now... is this normal? when we bought their parents last year, they took a couple of weeks to get all their wing feathers, and that was on top of however old they were before we got them
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    I wouldnt worry too much. Maybe they are jsut healthier, happier, or better stock.

    Or it could be the "watched pot" syndrome. The parents were watched under a scrutinizing eye, where as now you are experienced and dont check on the chickies every 20 seconds [​IMG]
     
  3. Typically, around a week to two weeks old is when chicks get their wing feathers. I got five one week old chicks that had their wing feathers.
     

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