3-4 week old chicks feathering

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Sfam4, Apr 7, 2017.

  1. Sfam4

    Sfam4 Just Hatched

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    My chicks have been starting to lose their fluff and their new feathers are coming in. I have a chick who has a ton of pin feathers but is looking kind of bald on it's belly. First time chick mama here. Is this normal? 3 to 4 weeks old. [​IMG]
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  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    It's perfectly normal. Chickens have what are called featherless and feather tracts, and the belly has some featherless tracts
     
  3. Sfam4

    Sfam4 Just Hatched

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    Thank you! I went searching for mites or lice. They all otherwise seem healthy. This is our biggest chick, has grown the fastest and has a larger bald area. Also our only "rainbow" chick so I was especially unsure!
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it was lice or mites you'd see redder skin, and eggs at the base of the feathers
     

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