Baby chick missing feathers?! Will it be ok?!

aggiemae

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Sometimes chicks do loose their feathers in very unattractive ways... we had a chick in the last batch that lost all her neck feathers and the wing feathers on one side all at once. When I first noticed it I thought that she'd been attacked but reconsidered when I realized that there was no bleeding.

It took ours about 10 days for the feathers to come in. Meanwhile remember that the unprotected skin could burn if the heat lamp is too close.
 
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