Bald butt on my baby Delaware

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by matimeo, Aug 11, 2010.

  1. matimeo

    matimeo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 29, 2010
    Just got back from the store with our first baby chicks! Two Rhode Island Reds and one Delaware. The Delaware is about 1.5-2 weeks old. I was checking their butts for pasting (I know, paranoid first time parent) and I noticed the Delaware has a bald area on its butt. It doesn't seem red and she seems to be healthy. Comparing her to the Rhode Island Reds, who have very fuzzy butts. Is this normal? Is it possible she has been pasting and the people at the farm store rubbed off the fuzz when cleaning her? Or is this breed different. Thanks for the help.

  2. speckledhen

    speckledhen Intentional Solitude Premium Member

    Probably just had her fuzz pulled off when they cleaned up her pasty butt. The breed is very fast feathering so doesn't usually have bald spots

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