What the heck??

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by cafrhe, Sep 7, 2016.

  1. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    While feeding my meat chicks (cornish cross), I just noticed one who is still naked! They are 3 weeks old and most of them are mostly feathered--tails, wings, back and chest mostly. This little one has 2-3 wing feathers and that's about it!
    Has anyone run into this before. While we are now entering another heat wave, we were much cooler last week. I am glad I decided to give them a heat lamp the last week as nights were cool. This chick would have been pretty cold.

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  2. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    Hello! I have never experienced this before! I looked to see if I can find anything about late bloomers and I could not seem to find anything that diagnosed what you seem to be dealing with. I found a thread with somebody with a problem exactly like yours. I would not worry about it too much though. Is he smaller then the rest?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1107331/no-feathers
     
  3. cafrhe

    cafrhe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the link. Nope, this is one of the bigger chicks lol. And alert, happy and vigorous.
     
  4. CuzChickens

    CuzChickens CountryChick

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    If that is how he is acting, I would not worry one bit, he is just slower developing than some others.
     

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