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Chick with a sore

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by intownfarmer, May 6, 2009.

  1. intownfarmer

    intownfarmer In the Brooder

    May 3, 2009
    I came home from work today to find one of my chicks is missing some of the down on the top oher head. It appears to be sore. It looks like she has been "hen pecked" by another chick. Should I be concerned? It does not look to be bothering her a bit. Any advice is appreciated.

  2. meriruka

    meriruka Songster

    Oct 18, 2007
    Probably feather picking by the others...... Make sure they have enough room in the brooder, it's not too warm and they have food available all the time. To keep them from getting bored, chuck a few blades of grass (or something) in the brooder on occasion.
  3. firedove

    firedove Songster

    Nov 10, 2008
    Fitzwilliam NH
    If the area is red be careful that the other chicks don't keep pecking at it until it's bleeding. Chicks are attracted to red and will pick at it constantly.

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