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Chicks grooming?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by cairopd1069, Dec 27, 2010.

  1. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 In the Brooder

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    My 4 week old chicks have started "picking" at the underside of their wings. Is this normal, or should I look for a problem? All of them are doing it.
     

  2. magicpigeon

    magicpigeon Songster

    Oct 9, 2010
    What type of "picking"? Is it vicious? I'd check for parasites etc. but otherwise I see no problem [​IMG]
     
  3. Liamm_1

    Liamm_1 Songster

    normal. Unless of course they are doing it constantly, which might indicate some type of bugs. Otherwise, it's something all chickens do, mine all spend a great deal of the day grooming themselves....
     
  4. cairopd1069

    cairopd1069 In the Brooder

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    I think it is just grooming, the bedding is clean and it is real cold here. It is not aggressive picking. When will they lose the baby fuzz on their heads?
     
  5. ella

    ella Songster

    Baby fuzz should all be gone by 6 weeks. The fuzz on their heads is last to go. [​IMG]
     
  6. gryeyes

    gryeyes Covered in Pet Hair & Feathers

    Chicks pick at the feather sheaths as the feathers grow. Plus they groom the feathers and their fluff like any bird.
     

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