slow to feather 6 week old...Roo?

Discussion in 'What Breed Or Gender is This?' started by cabot, May 22, 2010.

  1. cabot

    cabot Chillin' With My Peeps

    This is a 6 week old columbian wyandotte . It was bought as a pullet from my pet chicken. It's no smaller than others of the same hatch date, just naked and very strange looking ! I don't care if it's a roo, I just want some feathers.....
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    I feed Blue Seal medicated poulty starter, they have some time on the lawn and a few dried meal worms and veggies, All the others are almost completely feathered in...

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    What do you think?
     
  2. suzyq53511

    suzyq53511 Drowning in Chickens!

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    my pet chicken says NOT to use medicated chick starter!
     
  3. turney31

    turney31 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    That strut just slays me.... [​IMG] ! I have no idea why but her little no feather self would quickly be a favorite! Thanks.

    Micah
     
  4. Happy Chooks

    Happy Chooks Moderator Staff Member

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    It looks like a pullet from the size of the legs, but that is not normal feathering, even on a roo. It also appears that she's not growing much. (or really really slowly) I have no idea why it's not feathering in though.
     
  5. cherylcohen

    cherylcohen The Omelet Ranch

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    I have a barnevelder that has been slow to feather out. Definitely a girl and smaller than the rest. Just make sure it gets enough food and it will feather out fine, I'm sure
     
  6. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Quote:Why not? It's all I use (can't get non-medicated type here). Nothing wrong with it unless they are vaccinated for coccidiosis. The meds are just to prevent cocci.
     

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