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Help, bald 10 day old chicks!

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I have recently purchased 1 rhode island red& 2 barred rocks. They are10 days old and have gone bald on thier tummies, but fine this am. Is this something like mites? I had them in a small box, heat lamp that I move around n plenty of water n food. I moved them to my lg plastic pool n changed bedding. They now have tons of space. Will they get thier down back??
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I also should add they are very perky and otherwise seem healthy. Ty for any help ;-)
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Greetings from Kansas, dolphinlvr4, and welcome-byc.gif!  Great to have you here.  If your chicks seem otherwise healthy I would assume they are okay.  Are they in clean litter?  It can become matted and pull of their down.  You might post your concern in the link below.  Good luck to you!

 

http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/11/raising-baby-chicks
 

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Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
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I never considered a difference in opinion, in religion, in philosophy, as cause for withdrawing from a friend.  - Thomas Jefferson
Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon and wise too late.  - Ben Franklin
If you could kick the person in the pants responsible for most of your trouble, you wouldn't sit for a month.  - Teddy Roosevelt
 

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Ty for responding so soon. I have 3 3 mo old golden buffs and this didn't happen with them but I put them straight into the plastic pool ( I started w/ 5 but lost 2 to weasels). So I'm hoping maybe the box they were in was just small n not clean enuff. This morning everyone was fine but I'm a new chicken enthusiast so I'll keep posting here... Lots of great info! Ty!:-)
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welcome-byc.gif

Elizabeth

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Elizabeth

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Hello and welcome to BYC frow.gif Chicks do molt when they lose their down and grow feathers, but to go bald like that is unusual. It may be mites too... I agree with Redsoxs though. Post in the section he linked for you and good luck!

 

“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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Welcome to BYC.  I think that you have solved the problem by providing more space for our chicks.

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I checked them today and they do seem more comfy, I moved the heat a lil further away but still found one sitting on her water so I inched the pool a bit farther away. I'm crossing my fingers n I gave them ea a meal worm just for a lil extra protien.
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welcome-byc.gif  from Highland County Ohio and God Bless!!! I think that giving them more space and clean bedding will help the problem. Good luck!

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I have recently purchased 1 rhode island red& 2 barred rocks. They are10 days old and have gone bald on thier tummies, but fine this am. Is this something like mites? I had them in a small box, heat lamp that I move around n plenty of water n food. I moved them to my lg plastic pool n changed bedding. They now have tons of space. Will they get thier down back??

I have never ever seen mites on chicks.  I just assumed mites did not like chick down.  Has anyone ever had chicks with mites, just wondering.      

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