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Is this chick hurt or is this normal?

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This chic is a buff Orp. Will be 3 weeks old on Sunday. I'm pretty sure this is the male I ordered due to his size, slower wing growth and large comb coming in. I just noticed this red spot on him. i wouldn't think he would start getting red around his face this early. Possible pecking wound? We have 12 chicks and they have begun their pecking order rituals. Should I remove him from the flock until healed?

First time chick mom... TIA for your help!

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I'm not the most experienced, but to me I'm not seeing anything, just his wattles?

post #3 of 5

Hard to tell from the pic, but looks like it might be a partial pecking wound.  I think I see a small darker area on the bottom of the wattle...that might be the spot?

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Is this pic better maybe?
Edited by mandamay28 - 5/27/16 at 4:07pm
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I think now it may be his wattle.
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