- May 6, 2016
I have a blue laced red Wyandotte chick, 4 and a half weeks old, somewhat smaller than the other chicks with her (which are the same age). The whole back of her neck is plucked and rough, I am assuming it's the other chicks doing it. I don't see any blood though. None of the other chicks have any plucking or pecking that I see. I am putting Blue Kote on it every day and tried No-pick too, for the smell, but she really doesn't like it. Does anyone have any other ideas besides trying to separate her out and let her heal, I am going to try to rig up a small area for just her in the brooder that the others can't reach but so they can see her and she can still use the heat lamp. I've had chickens go after each other but not this young, I'm glad at least that they are still in the brooder, seems like it would be much more manageable that way. Thanks!