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Why are my chicks going bald????

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My broody Silkies hatched 4 mixed breed flock chicks about 1 month or so ago.  Three of them are going bald like a turken!  Their feathers are gone from the underside of their beak all the way down their underside to their vent!  They hatched with all their feathers.  Our friend I got the eggs from, raises chickens purely for eggs and has NO naked necks in his flock.  

They seem to be a little under the weather, and stand hunched.  

They are very hardy, and have shown no health problems until now.  

Only 1 chick looks fine and doesn't seem to have anything wrong with him/her. hu.gif

 

I'm going to start treating them with coconut oil/milk, oregano oil, liquid garlic, and kefir.  

 

Please, if you have any idea what could be wrong with them, Let Me Know!

 

Thanks.

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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post #2 of 8

Hmmm. The only thing I can think of is if they are molting, but that basically only happens with chickens over 9 months. Hope someone can help you better. :)

I have 2 cats, (might have) 1 Golden Retriever, 1 gold fish, and now 7 chickens.

Tough Cookie (T.C.) Cleo, at 6 weeks old, died in April 2012. Kanaliha Cleo, at 9 weeks old, died on 5-14-13. Barbra Ann, at about 6 months old, died on 6-19-13. All were EE's. D.C. (Dad's Chicken), at about a year and a half, died 8-14-13, she was a RIR. Sir Rorzan William Tyson Zieman the First, at about 5 1/2...

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I have 2 cats, (might have) 1 Golden Retriever, 1 gold fish, and now 7 chickens.

Tough Cookie (T.C.) Cleo, at 6 weeks old, died in April 2012. Kanaliha Cleo, at 9 weeks old, died on 5-14-13. Barbra Ann, at about 6 months old, died on 6-19-13. All were EE's. D.C. (Dad's Chicken), at about a year and a half, died 8-14-13, she was a RIR. Sir Rorzan William Tyson Zieman the First, at about 5 1/2...

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post #3 of 8
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Yeah, they are only 4 weeks old.  Do they are definitely not molting.   Also, the skin where the feathers are missing doesn't seem "irritated".  Like another chick is picking them. 

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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post #4 of 8

Some of my chicks went bald, most noticeably on their heads and it turned out they had mites. Have you dusted your chicks for mites? If not I'd suggest you do it a.s.a.p. Mites, fleas and lice can kill young chicks. 

 

“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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“Listen to the mustn'ts, child. Listen to the don'ts. Listen to the shouldn'ts, the impossibles, the won'ts. Listen to the never haves, then listen close to me... Anything can happen, child. Anything can be.” 

 

~ Shel Silverstein
 

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post #5 of 8
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Yes, I've dusted more than once this month.  I'm going to do it one more time, just to be on the safe side. 

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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post #6 of 8
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Can anyone help?  Please?

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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post #7 of 8

Lice/Mite eggs  will hatch within 7 - 10 days of the first treatment that kills off the parents, have you treated the coop and the chickens within 7-10 days of the first treatment? This MAY be the problem.

 

Good luck

 

Suzie

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A friend is someone who understands your past, believes in your future and accepts you today the way you are.

 

"Maman" ( my Avatar ) RIP my beloved died 8th February 2014...my heart is broken

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post #8 of 8
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I have treated them and the coop three times this month for external parasites.   And today, I noticed they're growing their feathers back!  Ugh!  They have me so confused! 

Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds.  Proverbs 27:23 KJV 

 

Old English Game Bantams, Breda fowl, Silkies/Frilkies/Sizzles, a large assortment of Layers and show Bantams, Dorper sheep, Mini Nubian goats, and Holland Lop rabbits. 

 

 

 

 

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