Chick Missing Feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bobby2170, Jun 20, 2016.

  1. bobby2170

    bobby2170 Out Of The Brooder

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    hi guys. I have a BR chick who's about 5 weeks old. today I noticed she has a spot on her neck that dosent have any feathers. I don't know if it's mites or other chicks pecking her? her behavior is normal and she isn't acting irritated. and suggestions or comments would be appreciated. thanks!
     
  2. TheKindaFarmGal

    TheKindaFarmGal Overrun With Chickens

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    Please post a picture. Chicks often go through ugly stages where they are molting and lose feathers leaving bare patches. So it is possible that is what is going on with your chick.
     
  3. bobby2170

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  4. TheKindaFarmGal

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    It looks fine. I wouldn't be worried. Sometimes it takes a while to grow the feathers in. [​IMG]
     
  5. bobby2170

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    okay. thank you!!!
     

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