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Polish Chick losing feathers on head?

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This is my first time raising chicks!  I have a polish chick 4 weeks this Sunday that has a bald spot on its head and is a red.  Is it just new feathers coming in?  I have attached a picture.

 

Thanks in advance for any help!

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Have you spent time observing your chicks to see if there is any picking going on?  I ask as those birds with feathered feet, heads, etc are frequently targets of extra "attention" from their flock mates.

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Yes, there is one stinker in the bunch, oddly smaller than the rest, likes to peck. I did witness one pecking on her head and she just sat there!  You'd think it would hurt and she would run/move!  

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