bald skin showing through fluff on 4 wk old??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by 2overeasy, May 8, 2011.

  1. 2overeasy

    2overeasy Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 28, 2010
    Birchwood, TN
    I ordered 10 baby chicks from MPC, shipped on April 11. 2 are Welsummers, and 8 are different varieties of Wyandottes. They are 4 weeks tomorrow. 8 are feathering out nicely, but the 2 Columbians are still mostly down fluff and there's an awful lot of pink skin showing through, especially on wing tips, back and neck. The other chicks aren't like that. The don't get picked on, that I notice, and they are active and normal otherwise.
    Should I be concerned? I got chicks from them last year, as well, and don't remember this problem on any (well, last year I also had 3x as many, so I might not have noticed this on 1 or 2).
  2. ossiander

    ossiander Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 20, 2011
    My three Easter eggers are the same.
  3. crazygoatlady915

    crazygoatlady915 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 30, 2011
    i think that it's alright.

    I hope...

    Cuz mine's that way too [​IMG]
  4. LizaBlue

    LizaBlue Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 26, 2010
    Wee Acres
    I've got a few barred rocks and australorps the same age that I've been calling "necked necks" for the same reason. It seems to be more a problem on the necks of cockerals and under wings of all. first timer and just figured it was norm, lol

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