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What is up with this chick?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by krystalschicks, May 11, 2016.

  1. krystalschicks

    krystalschicks New Egg

    May 11, 2016
    She is an "easter egger". Out of 18 chicks 2.5 months old, she is the only one without the long tail feathers. The others are like 6 inches long but her? Nada.
    Is it because of the breed she originates from? (Anyone know what that might be?) Or could it be because she was the only one with pasty butt when she was a baby chick? I just worry about her, she's my 2nd fave. ;)
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

    May 4, 2016
    Somewhere in the Universe
    Some chickens just take a while to get their tail feathers in. Don't worry about it. And are you sure 'she' is a 'she'?
  3. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 12, 2014
    Pacific Northwest
    Do you have any images?
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    She may be in a juvenile molt...or her hatch mates may have pulled them out.
    Agrees, pics might help.

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