Bald chick bum....

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Scotho, Mar 29, 2008.

  1. Scotho

    Scotho New Egg

    Mar 26, 2008
    Lynnwood, Washington
    We are new to raising chickens and just picked up our first 8 chicks of different breeds, that are all less than 5 days old. They all seem to be healthy except for one. The Araucanas/Americana has a bald bottom, the size of a quarter below the anus. There is a little dried poop on the anus that I plan to clean off properly after this email. I'm hoping its just a skin irritation and not something contagious that could effect any of the other birds.

    Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

    Jan 11, 2007
    a pasty butt will often pull off the surrounding down/feathers as it is pulled off and I believe this is what you are seeing.

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