- Mar 11, 2013
Good to see you over here.X2. This is either a protein issue, an aggression issue, or possibly a genetic issue causing very poor feathering.
Where did get these eggs, and what are you feeding them? Are they over crowded and over heating??
They don't just not grow feathers. I can tell you with 100% certainty that those feathers are being removed by the other birds. What protein percentage is the feed there will be a tag on the bag that gives a crude protein %? How large are the pellets? Too large of food and they won't be able to eat enough.Thankyou for the replies
These are 3 separate chicks and they have just started on growers pellets. I know that they are not being picked on and are very happy in the brooder.I bought the eggs off a "breeder" in the uk.i think i will have to wait and see what happens>
You are too funny! Oh and I am sure my chickens are loaded with all kinds of things! But I am a paranoid, bio security, clean freak. Trust me, I am very very careful going between the species. But to be honest with you, I am more worried about my chickens catching something from my quail than the quail catching something from the chickens!! My quail are like tanks, built to live thru every disease, every bacteria, and are so freaking old, they must have steel immune systems to stay alive as long as they have.
When my chickens were young, they were always coming down with something! I was mediating them for all kinds of things. I was really worried them or me about transferring something over to the quail. But nope! These quail are going to be the longest living quail on the planet!!