Chickens and Roosters

When does a chicken grow feathers?

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05/08/2008

Chicks start to feather out noticeably at about 10 days. Small feathers appear on the wings even earlier. They are fully feathered at 5 to 10 weeks depending on the breed.

Here is a good link to see pictures of a chick from day one to 16 weeks.