3 day old chick is picking out all its butt feathers!

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by KareyABohr, Feb 11, 2009.

  1. KareyABohr

    KareyABohr Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 14, 2009
    SE Iowa
    What do I do with a three day old chick that is pulling the feathers out of its rear end?! It started out kinda krusty so I used a hypoallergenic baby wipe to clean up it's rear. But when I went back to check on them a few hours later it has been picking and pulling at itself and now it has a bald bum.

    Any advice?
  2. Andora

    Andora Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 26, 2008
    Lexington, Kentucky
    I had this happen to one of my chicks, she kept getting pasty butt and even though I would clean it she still picked at it all the time. I put a little coconut oil on it, I think maybe it's the chick equivalent of diaper rash?

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