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Red sex links...Should feathers look like this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mgkmelanie, Apr 5, 2017.

  1. mgkmelanie

    mgkmelanie New Egg

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    Hi! I'm new to chickens, and have 2 chicks, about 10 days old. We've owned them a week, and one of them is developing beautiful "normal looking" wing feathers that lay flat against her body. The other one's feathers are slower coming in, and are sticking out. Is this normal? She's the bigger of the 2, and is happy and healthy otherwise. Thank you for any words of wisdom!

    Here's Pippi with the odd feathers:
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    And here's Peaches with "normal" feathers
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  2. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    Are they sexed? A roosters feathers take longer to come in.
     
  3. mgkmelanie

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    We were told they are hens! Purchased from a rural feed store. I'm not sure where the store got them.
     
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  4. 3riverschick

    3riverschick Poultry Lit Chaser

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    They sure are cute chicks!
    Best,
    Karen
     
  5. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    I'm sure they are hens. Their feathers are probably just growing differently, and that's normal.
     
  6. mgkmelanie

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    Thank you SO much!!!
     
  7. mgkmelanie

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    Thank you, Karen. They are so much fun :)
     
  8. Leah567

    Leah567 Hopelessly Addicted Premium Member

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    [​IMG]Your Welcome!!
     

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