Chick question

Discussion in 'Chick Raising Forum' started by Mickelca, Jun 24, 2020.

  1. Mickelca

    Mickelca New Member

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    I’m new to raising chickens. I have 8 chicks around 6 and 7 weeks old. I have one that I’m concerned with as the feathers on the wings have not grown is. Is she sick or just behind the others? IMG_0425.jpg
     
  2. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I think that's a he. The large red comb is pointing at it.

    If it's eating, drinking acting normally I doubt peep is sick. It might be a genetic thing where it's slow to develop or it could be a genetic thing that will have it missing feathers all of the time.
     
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  3. Mickelca

    Mickelca New Member

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    Thank you for responding! He is eating and drinking normal. Glad to know he is ok!
     
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  4. robin416

    robin416 Administrator Staff Member

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    I'd like to know what happens as baby grows into a big bird. I know there are some out there that have some wonky feathering and it stays that way.
     
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  5. Mickelca

    Mickelca New Member

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    I will let you know! I hope he grows the feathers. He is our favorite!
     
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  6. Sylie

    Sylie Super Moderator Staff Member

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    That is most definitely, no doubt about it, 100% a rooster lol
    The comb is the biggest indicator in this particular case and as for the feathers on the shoulders...that's normal for a rooster to be behind on growth there too, everything is fine and on target, not to worry, you are doing great!

    Keep us updated!
     
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  7. Mickelca

    Mickelca New Member

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    Thank you!
     
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