One chick's feathers are coming in different

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  1. HuskerChickMom

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    I have 8 Buff Orpington chicks that are all supposed to be pullets and I have one that isn't getting it's feathers in like the others and is smaller. It has a bit bigger comb than the others too if that makes a difference. I was wondering if this was something to be really concerned about or if it's somewhat typical. I haven't noticed any of the others picking on it and no real bald spots. The chick in question is the one in the corner of the photos.
     

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  2. Rose Quartz

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    That looks like a boy. BO are usually pretty slow for their comb and wattles to show.
     
  3. HuskerChickMom

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    I was wondering if it was a little roo, but worried that it's feathers seem a little more sporadic than the others. Is that more common with roos?
     
  4. Rose Quartz

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    It looks like he's feathering in slower than the rest. I can't remember if the boys feather slower with BO specifically it could just be an individual thing. he looks healthy. :) and scared of the camera lol
     
  5. HuskerChickMom

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    Yes he is very camera shy unlike two of his sisters who are so curious about everything I do that I had a hard time getting a good shot of him. Thank you for your responses. I worry about my little guys so this site helps a lot!!
     
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    NP. we all love our little critters to bits. :) BYC is the best thing I've found for helping with chicken questions.
     
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