3 week old bald head

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Cyan929, Mar 23, 2016.

  1. Cyan929

    Cyan929 In the Brooder

    Mar 20, 2016
    Yesterday we introduced 3 new chicks to our flock. They are the same age, 3 weeks, as the chicks we had previously.
    The Doctor seems to have been pecked as she now has a bald spot on her head. None of the other chicks harass her when I am looking, so I cannot isolate the problem chick.
    Any advice? [​IMG]

  2. realsis

    realsis Crazy for Silkies

    Jan 17, 2013
    put some rooster booster peck no more on the wound . They absolutely hate the smell and won't peck her head again! my chicks are coming soon and I stocked up on it! works Great! most farm stores carry it.
  3. azygous

    azygous Free Ranging

    Dec 11, 2009
    Colorado Rockies
    Or Blue-kote or Blue Lotion may be all you need to merely disguise the bald spot so it's not as obvious, thereby inviting more pecking.

    If you can identify the problem chick, or it could even be more than one, they can be disciplined to stop doing it.

    I wrote an article just yesterday about this topic. Click on the fourth link below under "Articles by Azygous".

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