Should I be scared?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by MattalynsBarn, Jun 27, 2010.

  1. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So my chicks and 6 days old today and so they just started getting their tail feathers yesterday, all but two of them. They have some wing feathers, but not as many as the others. Is this okay? Should I prepare myself to loose those two? Or is staggered growth normal? They're all hens (we think) and they're EE's and SS
     
  2. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    chicks develop at different times. if they don't have tail feathers in 3 more days, then either they're boys, or you should worry. [​IMG]
     
  3. MattalynsBarn

    MattalynsBarn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    WAIT!!! So if they DON'T get tail feathers it means they're a boy?????? Yay!! Because one of the pullets was acting protective and is the biggest and has the most feathers so we were all afraid she was going to be a he!! [​IMG]
     

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