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Why No tail feathers yet ?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 6chicks&aduck, Aug 3, 2011.

  1. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 8 chicks 10 - 14 weeks old ,all pullets, 2 BR , 2GC ,2 BO, & 2 bantam crosses and 1 OEGB roo all but 1 BR and 1 BO don't seem to have grown their tails in yet , the other six all have nice tails .
    No one is picking on these two so what could be the reson for this ?
    they do not have lice ,or mites , thet get a very good diet ,w lots of fresh friut and veggies and are allowed to free range about four hours a day
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2011
  2. dianaross77

    dianaross77 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 10, 2010
    Grand Blanc, MI
    Sometimes the reason for slow feathering is because they are cockerels. But sometimes it's just because chicks develop at their own rate. I had a late bloomer too. She caught up. Since you've already checked for lice and mites, as long as they are eating and drinking and acting normally, I wouldn't worry about it too much. Just continue to keep an eye on them.
     
  3. 6chicks&aduck

    6chicks&aduck Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok thanks dianna wiil do [​IMG][​IMG]
     

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