chick hatched with almost no down

Discussion in 'Incubating & Hatching Eggs' started by primal woman, May 10, 2011.

  1. primal woman

    primal woman Out Of The Brooder

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    I have never seen anything like this. This chick is almost naked. Anyone else ever have this experience and know the cause?
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  2. Jocasta

    Jocasta Chillin' With My Peeps

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    oo-er, how odd! Watching for responses as I'm intrigued!
     
  3. susannemw

    susannemw Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'd watch closely for others picking on all that pink skin! Maybe he/she needs to be warmer than the others with no insulation?
     
  4. gfcm

    gfcm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I would have to agree with this one.
     
  5. Denninmi

    Denninmi Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could be genetic, could be related to incubation conditions or the nutritional status of the parents. Most likely genetic, since the others are all normal.

    Other than keeping it warm and watching for it to not get pecked, I think the odds are it will turn out fine. It will be interesting to see what happens when it starts to feather.

    I once worked with a woman whose family had a genetic defect, they were all unable to grow hair or nails. She wore wigs and false nails, but her sons didn't. It was a little strange looking, but you got used to it.
     
  6. pdsavage

    pdsavage Sussex Monarch

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    there is another post about this I will see if I can find it.
    edit to say:can't find it,I belive it was back in april.
     
    Last edited: May 10, 2011
  7. rarely bored

    rarely bored Chillin' With My Peeps

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    radiation from Japan??? [​IMG] just had to say that!! [​IMG]

    I'd say genetic or nutritional, thinking that genetic is the most likely. You may want to ask your question in the chicken genetics discussion area.
     
  8. Chickiebabyfluff

    Chickiebabyfluff Yappette in Training

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    Quote:I would have to agree with this one.

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  9. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

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    Maybe you could put a little, soft baby sock over it....Like a fuzzy little fleece jacket.....[​IMG]
     
  10. ThaJuicyJuice

    ThaJuicyJuice Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe it will grow to be a featherless chicken. Will look like the turken, just naked all over.
     

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