1.5 month old chick with bald spot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Daniellex2, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. Daniellex2

    Daniellex2 New Egg

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    Hi. One of my little girls has some balding on her neck (see picture). Is this from the others pecking her or is it something like mites? Penelope is the one with the bald neck (she's a black sex-linked). She's the smallest of four. None of the others have bald spots.
    Thanks ahead of time!

    Danielle
    and Ethel, Metoo, Harriet II, Penelope, Lucille and Margaret Hatcher

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  2. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Hello there and welcome to BYC!

    This is normal for this age of chick. They will molt 6 or 7 times before they reach laying age. So expect some baldness. This is perfectly normal. :)

    Cute chick!! :)
     
  3. Daniellex2

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    Thank you! I got some mite dust just in case, but I'll hold off if they don't need it.

    My little girls are such joy!!

    2 barred rock and 2 black sex-linked

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  4. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Aww...just adorable! I have a few Barred Rocks in my flock. They are such pretty birds when they fully feather out! Enjoy your babies! :)
     
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