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Slow Feathering Chick....Should I Be Concerned?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by featheredroots, Feb 26, 2012.

  1. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 6, five day old chicks, all have long beautiful wing feathers, except for one golden comet. She's eating, drinking, and playing, and her feathers are showing, but are much shorter than the others. Normally I wouldn't be concerned, but I had an EE last year with similar feather issues, that ended up dying(the only one of the bunch). Am I over reacting, or is this something I should be concerned about?
     
  2. CDel

    CDel Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my golden comet pullets was very slow to feather. I think she was about 6 weeks old before she finally caught up to the others. She is now my best layer and my friendliest bird.
     
  3. featheredroots

    featheredroots Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you so much. I can't tell you how relieved I am to hear this, especially after checking on them this morning, and not seeing any change in her. I did realize, after comparing pics of last years chick to her, that the other one was much smaller than the rest, and it's color was not as bright. Little Mystic, on the other hand, is one of the biggets and brightest, and full of nonsense! I'm so happy to know that she's just a late bloomer. [​IMG]
     

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