3 week old chick missing hair under tail

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Blazer, Apr 16, 2011.

  1. Blazer

    Blazer Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2011
    Hi Everyone,

    I received my 5, 3 week old Buff Orpingtons last night. All of the birds are behaving just fine, however I noticed that one of them is pretty much hairless underneath its tail feathers. The spot is about 1" in diameter. All of the other chicks have the typical blonde fuzz around the vent. Is this something I should be concerned with? The lady told me that 1 of the chicks is 4 weeks old, so I'm not sure if this is something that happens normally as they grow their "big girl" feathers. Please let me know your thoughts!

  2. birdstheword

    birdstheword Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 21, 2011

    Our Silkie has the same thing at 3 weeks ish. Looks ugly, but I think it's normal???.
  3. lady feathers

    lady feathers Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 29, 2010
    Don't worry about it some of it can be normal I'm sure, some of it is from light picking (if no blood is being drawn don't worry it will grow in, and/or it may also be from when the chick was treated for pasty butt.... I trimmed some fuzz from some of my babies that were pasting up horribly after they had been shipped and I have noticed that once their feathers started to come in they were bald for a little while back there but everything is growing in fine and no one messes with them at all!
  4. Blazer

    Blazer Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 17, 2011
    Thanks for the advice. There is no sign of blood or pecking. Ill keep an eye on her and let you all know if it takes a turn for the worse.
  5. mmaddie's mom

    mmaddie's mom Chillin' With My Peeps

    HAIR?!? Chickens are supposed to have HAIR? [​IMG]

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