6 week old chicken - no feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tallygal, Apr 18, 2016.

  1. tallygal

    tallygal New Egg

    Apr 18, 2016
    Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions for what is going on with this girl (hopefully). She is a Buff Orpington and is the same age as the other chicks. The girl next to her is also a Buff Orp. It just looks so pitiful! (FYI - we were away for the weekend and hadn't cleaned out the brooder yet). Mobility, eating and such is all normal.
  2. Allkindsofkinds

    Allkindsofkinds Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 27, 2016
    Apache Junction, AZ
    Are the others picking them off her? If not it might be a genetic fluke. Like a Devon Rex cat's coat.
  3. Chickeggdiction

    Chickeggdiction Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 7, 2016
    Could be the temp in the brooder. I had one chick with similar lack of feathers and I ended up expanding my brooder and all the sudden her feather started to come in better. I think that she wasn't able to get far enough away from the heat lamp until I expanded it. You may also consider adding nutrients to the water like a vital pack to see if that helps any. Good luck and I hope she feather's out soon.

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