Balding bellies and shoulders on Cornish X

Discussion in 'Meat Birds ETC' started by ceeceeholt, Mar 3, 2013.

  1. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just to make sure this is normal. I read here that X's grow faster then their feathers and have bald spots. Mine have bald bellies and bald spots at the top of their wings. Is this normal and if not, what can I do? Thank you in advance. This is our first time with meat birds.
     
  2. lizanne

    lizanne Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I hope it's normal, because mine have bald spots as well. :/
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Don't know if it's normal but mine have always looked that way. I don't think their feathers can keep up with their fast gowing body. Plus, they seem to squat in a forward position a lot as well - might rub the feathers off. I don't think you have much to worry about.
     
  4. ceeceeholt

    ceeceeholt Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you both, I thought so but feels good to know others have the same.
     

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