A chick missing patches of feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ktdeluxe, Jul 31, 2014.

  1. ktdeluxe

    ktdeluxe In the Brooder

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    My chicks are 6 weeks old so we're newbies. One of them we believe is a Golden Penciled Hamburg. He has 3 patches where he has no feather and I just spotted them today. I looked around the vent and didn't seen any mites. I isolated him from the others in case they were pecking him (he/she is the feistiest so that seems hard to believe). What do I do now? Should he be isolated alone or should I bring in the most timid chick to keep him company? I need any ideas anyone can offer!
     
  2. coppertop2014

    coppertop2014 Chirping

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  3. Wyandottes7

    Wyandottes7 Crowing

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    Its possible that he is just missing feathers because he's molting into a new set of feathers. Chicks around his age often look disheveled with bare spots because they are growing more feathers in.
     
  4. Suzie

    Suzie Crowing

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    Chicks of that age should not be moulting...he is probably being pecked by others...best to isolate him with as you suggested a timid one for company...you will know in a few weeks if he starts regaining his feathers.
     

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