Bantams plucking younger chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mochicken, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. mochicken

    mochicken Songster

    Apr 27, 2011
    NW Missouri
    I picked up a few bantams, the people said they were around a month old but some of them look older, some have comb and wattles establishing and some are pretty small so I am assuming they are younger.

    I have two of them that have been getting plucked relentlessly, they look like they have not developed feathers and are getting their fuzz picked off so they have bald spots. No injuries there from what I can see but they are not growing feathers because of the constant plucking on them

    I pulled them inside yesterday in a cage in my dining room and put the others out in their own coop and run, did I make the right decision or should I leave them in with the others?
  2. SarahFair

    SarahFair Songster

    Sep 23, 2008
    Monroe, Ga
    You made the right choice [​IMG]
  3. Lisa0318

    Lisa0318 Chirping

    Jul 30, 2011
    Phoenix AZ
    you made a good choice for your little ones, you can buy anti-pecking spray or lotion at any feed store and that helps with the pecking between them. [​IMG]

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