We noticed that our 1st chick we hatched ( hatched Christmas eve) Feathered-out pretty fast... seemed faster than our "Store-bought" babies... Now the 3 Silkie-mix chicks we have are doing it! The oldest (6 days old) allready has wing feathers and the start of a tail! Yesterday she/he only had little feather-tips peeking out on the wings! Our 2 White ones (4 and 5 days old) are starting to get little feathers on the wing tips... so seem to be on the same schedule... Is this "normal" or pretty quick? Could it be due to what I feed them? I feed them oats, sunflower seeds and crumbles run thru a food grinder for the 1st couple weeks.