Stupid Question - Could she be molting already ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by OHChick, Jun 22, 2007.

  1. OHChick

    OHChick Songster

    May 8, 2007
    Hi all... my chickies that I got 5/14 are all doing really well, feathering out and all, but I have one, that comes right up to me (sweet!) and I noticed that her wings are fine, feathers look good, but her body (the part under the wings, not her chest) looks weird. Like she's molting. Surely she's not molting already? I sprayed her with blue kote on that just in case something was wrong. I need to take a photo, but is that normal? The other girls seems to have some fuzz or feathers there.... but this girl its just stubbly.

    Thanks in advance.
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator

    Jan 11, 2007
    NE Washington State
    That is totally normal. She is replacing fuzz with feathers, which are the stubbly things you feel.
  3. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

    That's normal, chicks will all change out their fuzz for juvenile feathers and then change thoes out for their adult feathers. All before starting to lay.

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