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Bald chick bum....

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

  1. Scotho

    Scotho Hatching

    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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