Chick has a bald butt! HELP! *WARNING graphic Pic*

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by emcgrath27, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. emcgrath27

    emcgrath27 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2012

    This is the first time we have raised chickens so excuse me if this is an ignorant question. One of our chicks has a bald butt! We washed it and applied some A&D (hence the greasiness) but was wondering what it could be? As far as we can tell she is in good health, eating, drinking and active and we have not caught her or any of the other chicks picking at her feathers. I'm not sure how long this has been going on but she was born 2-22-12 so she is only a few weeks old and last week she did not have this. Any ideas? All of the other chicks have great coverage so I don't know if it could be a bug?? Help please! Thank you!!
  2. Silkie Chick

    Silkie Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    She might be losing her baby fluff faster than she is getting feathered in. This often will make for bald spots. I would say that so long as no one is pecking her that you are alright.
  3. IsbelAcresTN

    IsbelAcresTN Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 2, 2012
    I got a batch of chicks from Ideal about two weeks ago and we have had two with the bald butts, one of our cicks began bleeding from its anus and died soon after. The other one hasnt had any bleeding, but I have noticed the other chicks picking at it. We seperated him from the others. I am not sure what this is, its not the typical "pasty butt" where the vent becomes clogged. On mine, the vents are clean, just no feathers. It did help when we removed that one from the others though.
    Hopefully someone knows what it is?
  4. emcgrath27

    emcgrath27 Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 3, 2012
    I want to add that this chick has been having normal bowel movements and has had no diarrhea so I am ASSUMING she is not sick. We will keep an eye on her
  5. chickenpickens

    chickenpickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 27, 2010
    Fort Stockton, TX
    Whatever happened to your Barred Plymouth Rock? Did it eventually get feathers? Did everything turn our ok?
  6. only4ghosts

    only4ghosts Out Of The Brooder

    Mar 31, 2012
    I would keep an eye on it and probably isolate it from the others, but I am super strict about seperating my flock from any little sign of something off

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