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baby chick with bare spots on wings

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dharmasister, Aug 10, 2014.

  1. dharmasister

    dharmasister Chirping

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    I have three 6-week old light Brahma chicks. One of them has developed bare patches on the tops of her wings. I've been watching carefully to see if the other chicks have been pecking at her or if she has been plucking them herself and this doesn't seem to be the case. What else could be the cause of this and how concerned she I be about it. Her behavior and everything else are perfectly normal.
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  2. MangerSainFarms

    MangerSainFarms In the Brooder

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    It's just a phase of the down like soft chick feathers being replaced by the adult like feathers (more normal feathers). We call it the ugly dinosaur phase. In the pic you can see my copper maran rooster. He has the same look [​IMG]
     
  3. dharmasister

    dharmasister Chirping

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    Quote:Thanks MangerSainFarms for the response. I've been worried about her because none of the other chicks I've raised have shown this pattern of feather growth.
     
  4. dharmasister

    dharmasister Chirping

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    Quote:Thanks MangerSainFarms for the response. I've been worried about her because none of the other chicks I've raised have shown this pattern of feather growth.
     

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