when do they start growing feathers?

lablover

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Apr 7, 2012
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I'll be getting 3 ameraucana chicks soon, and the person I'm getting them from says they are just getting their feathers. She guessed that they were about a month old. Would this be correct?
 

Volker27

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Feb 28, 2013
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Mine are all 12-16 days old and have already started 'sprouting' feathers. When they flap their wings really hard, the chick down goes flying.
 

LONDON HENS

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Jun 14, 2012
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I hatched some chicks last week and they were growing feathers from the word go. Mine are a week old now and they all have good wing feathers and some have tail feathers even!
 

DelcoChix

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Nov 12, 2009
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Every chick I've raised from meaties to bantams to large fowl (variety of breeds) begins feathering at 2-3 days old...as a matter of fact I now have 21 chicks now that are at the three week mark, including 5 Ameraucanas, who all began losing their baby fluff at 3 days. Can't imagine why she'd tell you they were that old...odd!
(Tried to upload photo I took yesterday of one of my Ameraucanas..too big 15+megapixels..can't figure out how to resize, and I'm tired!)
 

missnu01

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Perhaps she means they will be 2-3 days old...that is when they start to get noticeable wing feathers
 

missnu01

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Or maybe she means they will be like a few weeks old and have most of their feathers...
 

lablover

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I'm thinking she meant that they have most of their feathers. I sure hope so, I'm getting them this weekend!
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DelcoChix, I'd love to see a pic if you get it figured out.
 

missnu01

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Here are some chicks that hatched on the 11th....
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Here are some that are 6 weeks old..
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DelcoChix

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Nov 12, 2009
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I'm thinking she meant that they have most of their feathers. I sure hope so, I'm getting them this weekend!
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DelcoChix, I'd love to see a pic if you get it figured out.
Hi lablover!
Here's one of my Ameraucanas...hoping she is a 'she'...and an Ameraucana (supposed to be according to the breeder/hatchery!)...this is at 3 weeks exactly!

 

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