Baby chicks missing back feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Magnoliasbirds, Apr 8, 2017.

  1. Magnoliasbirds

    Magnoliasbirds New Egg

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    I have 10 5 week old chicks. They have a heat lamp and an area to get out of the heat. They have plenty of water and food, but they have bare areas on their backs along their spines. They have a huge area to play in should i change anything?
     
  2. MrsEskew

    MrsEskew Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the breed? Is it possible for you to post a picture?
     
  3. Stephine

    Stephine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Might need more protein?
     
  4. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Did the chicks have feathers on that area (not down, but actual feathers) that have disappeared or are the bare areas where the down has shed before feathering took place?
     

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