Bald spot on chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chwoey, Apr 24, 2009.

  1. chwoey

    chwoey Out Of The Brooder

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    I was playing with a chick and I noticed a bald spot near its neck..
    any ideas why?
    They are only 3 days old.
     
  2. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they broiler chicks? The develop a lot of bald areas as they grow, since their feather development lags so far behind their physical development.
     
  3. chwoey

    chwoey Out Of The Brooder

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    Nope, they are layers. =/
     
  4. the_great_snag

    the_great_snag Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's probably still due to growth rate outstripping their feathering.

    I would just keep an eye on it. As long as it is healthy skin underneath (not bloody or scabbed) I wouldn't worry too much about it.
     
  5. chwoey

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    Alright, thanks.
    I figured it was nothing really, but you can't be too sure with babies.
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