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

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    Jan 14, 2009
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    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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