Short wing feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by montverdechick, Mar 19, 2007.

  1. montverdechick

    montverdechick Songster

    Mar 10, 2007
    Central Florida
    My chicks are almost 2 weeks old now. They are doing well and 11 of the 12 chicks have nice, long wing feathers. The 12th one, an Amerucana, has much shorter wing feathers and is a bit smaller. Is she just a "late bloomer" and will eventually catch up? She is as active as the others and I have seen her eating and drinking often. No other concerns.
  2. 4H kids and mom

    4H kids and mom Cooped Up

    Mar 10, 2007
    Southern Wisconsin
    I am also raising Ameraucanas and Easter Eggers and at two weeks they all look different. I have some with beards and muffs, some don't (the EE's). Also, the chick that was a result of the hatchery mistake is rumpless with tufts, so it would appear its an Araucana. Some of ours have far shorter wings, some are longer. Some are bigger in the body that others too. I guess they all just grow at their own rate and I wouldn't worry to much as long as they otherwise seem happy and healthy.

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