What age do chicks wings feather out?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Eris, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. Eris

    Eris Chirping

    Aug 15, 2011
    El Paso, Texas
    My chicks are less than a week old and many of them have almost completely lost all their fluff and now have feathered wings. Less than a week old seems young right?
  2. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    That's about right. Little buggers grow way too fast.

    btw I was taking pics of our chicks every 3 days or so because they changed so much in that little time.
  3. chickchicks

    chickchicks Songster

    Jul 28, 2011
    warrington uk
    im glad thats been answered ! i was wonderingif i was wron on how old they were!

    two out of three have loads of new feathers one is lagginbehind then got about 3 feathers tryingto grow bless it
  4. gale65

    gale65 Songster

    To clarify-they should still have fluff at a week but definitely feathered out on wings. Here's a pic of ours at 9 days.


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