chick with bald spots! What to do??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by shellybean40, May 22, 2010.

  1. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a day old black chick with sparse down on her head and two large bald spots on her back-there are absolutely no feathers, down, or anything on these spots. Her skin is dark pink-reddish and I am afraid she will get pecked to no end. What can I do??
     
  2. shellybean40

    shellybean40 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    anyone?[​IMG]
     
  3. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

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    Could it be a showgirl silkie? [​IMG]
     
  4. K8tieCat

    K8tieCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some other chick picking on her?
     
  5. Dora'smom

    Dora'smom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would guess that you could cover those areas with Blu-kote which is available in most farm stores. It is a dark blue colored antiseptic camouflage agent. I use it when the birds have pecked each other and/or pulled feathers. The red color attracts their attention, the blue color allows the area a chance to heal. I don't know if your bird was pecked or just has bald areas, but it is something you might consider. Sometimes people remove a pecked chick from the group to prevent further pecking, as well, but in those instances you usually need a buddy chick to be in with the one who is removed.
     

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