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Can chicks get sunburnt?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by kareninthesun, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    If I can see their skin, is that baby skin with down in danger of burning? They play for short periods outside of shade, and they'll flop for a tiny bit in the sun, but mostly shade. Should I keep their outside area completly in shade?
  2. Skitz

    Skitz Skitz15k

    Nov 11, 2008
    No [​IMG] they like it hot when they dust bath XD
  3. BoltonChicken

    BoltonChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 14, 2011
    Bolton, Mississippi
    Shouldn't be a problem at all!

  4. Ariel301

    Ariel301 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 14, 2009
    Kingman Arizona
    Unless they have big bald patches and no access to shade, they should be fine. I've got some old hens that the roosters pretty much plucked bald, and they're always sunburned, they look like roasted chickens running around. [​IMG] I live where the sun is really intense, and the only time I see sunburn is with something dramatic like a chicken with bald spots.
  5. pgpoultry

    pgpoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 16, 2009
    I'm sure my Naked Necks could, but we don't usually get enough sun to put this to the test!
  6. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 9, 2010
    If they have no feathers, they *can* get sumburnt, though I've never tested the theory...

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