What is happening???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by AnitaE, May 26, 2008.

  1. AnitaE

    AnitaE Out Of The Brooder

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    My once beautiful babies(born May 5) were once sooo pretty and fluffy...and now....well...they aren't! They almost look like they have the mange or something? There is some fluff and some feathers...I don't know...it's just not too pretty. Is this going to get better? These are my first babies...and while I would never tell them this...they have turned UGLY! [​IMG]
     
  2. CarriBrown

    CarriBrown Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    They are just going through the ugly teenager phase. Don't worry... they grow out of it!
     
  3. babyboy1_mom

    babyboy1_mom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    LOL

    They are in the ugly stage. They all go through this stage. Once they get their feathers in, then they will be beautiful birds.

    At this stage, I think that they are so ugly that they are cute.

    By the way, [​IMG]

    Dorothy
     
  4. love-my-wolves

    love-my-wolves Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep, mine have hit the FUGLY stage too!!! Take pics, it's fun to watch how they go from cute, to ugly, back to cute!!!
     
  5. SillyChick

    SillyChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, they are in the ugly stage [​IMG] with some feathers and and fluff hanging about? I thought mine were really ugly, too! They look kinda funny [​IMG] But once they lose their baby fluff(at 6 weeks old usually) and have beautiful feathers they look like beautiful grown-up chickens!

    Good luck!

    (oh and sorry about the smilies)
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2008
  6. firebugfab

    firebugfab Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] mange [​IMG]

    ah yes, the ugly stage... we should have a picture thread for the awkward weeks.

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  7. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps AutumnBreezeChickens.com

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    I think those above look pretty cute..I have seen LOTS uglier! [​IMG] Mine are about getting ready to go through it too. [​IMG]
     
  8. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yep at 13 days, mine are entering the 'uglies'...

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