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Balding baby chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by jordanraugustin, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. jordanraugustin

    jordanraugustin Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016
    I have a question about my chick.
    I hatched 7 chicks a little over three weeks ago.
    One chick was noticeably weaker and kept laying splayed out on her back and the others were pecking her.
    I separated her and I gave her sugar and vitamin water in a syringe for the first 24 hours and she recovered well and has been doing well ever since.
    But now I realize while she acts fine, she's only getting some wing feathers, no feathers anywhere else. Her down is falling out and she's going very bald. I've watched and I see no one pecking at her and truly they couldn't peck this efficiently anyway. There's no feather growth anywhere except the fringes of wings and some on her neck.

    Any ideas, insight, help?
    Thanks in advance.

  2. Jensownzoo

    Jensownzoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 7, 2016
    Saint Louis, MO
    Roo? I've got 4 week old roos that only have some wing feathers still. The rest of their down is looking a bit rough too...not as much as yours, but their down is white so doesn't contrast as much with their skin.
  3. keesmom

    keesmom Overrun With Chickens

    Jul 28, 2008
    What were the parents?
  4. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler!

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Siblings? <PlaysDuelingBanjosDeliverance>
    Mostly kidding, but possible that it's a genetic snafu.
  5. jordanraugustin

    jordanraugustin Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 13, 2016

    The possibilities are
    Jersey Giant, RIR, Golden Laced Wayandotte, Barred Rock, Mottled Java and Production Red any mix of these.

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