1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Baby chick losing their puff

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by yellowblack, Mar 30, 2016.

  1. yellowblack

    yellowblack Chillin' With My Peeps

    215
    2
    53
    Feb 10, 2016
    On their neck side. And their butt. Also their head. What's going on!! It's a polish chick! Please help!
     
  2. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,873
    327
    238
    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Chick's go through molts while growing in their adult feathers. They look a bit ugly, but it is normal.
     
  3. yellowblack

    yellowblack Chillin' With My Peeps

    215
    2
    53
    Feb 10, 2016
    I don't understand!?!?!
     
  4. OrganicFarmWife

    OrganicFarmWife Chillin' With My Peeps

    4,873
    327
    238
    Oct 21, 2015
    No where Nebraska
    Chick's begin as cute little puff balls. But they must grow into their adult feathers. It is much like a child loosing their milk teeth. Chick's loose their puff and slowly grow adult feathers.
     
  5. yellowblack

    yellowblack Chillin' With My Peeps

    215
    2
    53
    Feb 10, 2016
    Oh okay!!!!! Thank u so much!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by