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Bare Butt 10 week old chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by amynbobby, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. amynbobby

    amynbobby Hatching

    Apr 29, 2009
    Anniston, AL
    This is my first flock, and I am kind of concerned about a pullet I have. I got her about a month ago at Tractor Supply. She had already been treated w/ antibiotics and she's eating and doing very well.

    The only problem I have is that her butt feathers are non-existent, and her skin is very red underneath. I've checked her over for mites and fleas/ticks, and have not seen anything.

    Is she molting? Or is it a disease? All the other flock are A-OK, with nice feathers coming in.

    Pics attached: (sorry bout the poop on her butt..I wanted to take these pics before I wiped her)

    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009

  2. willowcol

    willowcol Songster

    Oct 10, 2008
    Macclesfield NC
    I would say someone is picking on her, maybe put her by herslf and see if the feathers start to come back.

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