Bright Red Skin on Turkin chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dawny2u2, Jun 14, 2010.

  1. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is a 4 -5 week Chick, she (I hope) went to a friends house, seperated from the 25 chicks, and they decided to switch to another turkin. I brought her home, and didn't notice until yesterday, she was hiding (3 days later) , the others were picking on her apparently. When I got a closer look I saw she was reddened. I put her in her own area, and she is acting like a healthy chicken, without the bullies. Scratching for grain, eating, being a normal chick. But, is this something serious? She still was red this morning. Any advice how long to keep her alone? Any help appreciated.

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  2. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anyone?
     
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  3. Tiramisu

    Tiramisu Got Mutts

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    It looks fine to me. The skin just may be irritated from the pecking a bit, but it shoudl go away and be fine.
     
  4. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks alot! The other one does not look like that....so I was concerned.
     
  5. stirkle

    stirkle Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just keep an eye on it... one taste of blood and all your chickens will absolutely slaughter that chicken...
     
  6. dawny2u2

    dawny2u2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just for the record, time proved that she is a he, and that bright red skin seems to be how turkins skin develops. The other one is getting brighter red skin as well, this guy was just a quick developer. So good to go somewhere and be able seek help from knowledgable folks!
     

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