Chicks’ feather growth
Is there a specific sequence in which chicks grow their feathers?
Andy Cawthray says: Generally feathers will develop in more or less the same order. Wing feathers develop first during the first week as these will help with mobility. Tail (and shoulder) feathers appear next as these help with balance. Next comes the back and breast usually around the third week, then the rest of the body and finally the head in the fifth week.
Chick feathers generally develop in the same order