Chicks losing fluff...bare skin!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chikenlady, Apr 30, 2008.

  1. chikenlady

    chikenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of my chicks are losing some fluff on their backs, but feathers are not growing in yet (about a quarter size portion). Is it common for 3 week olds to look this pitiful? They are half feathers and half fluff now with an occasional bald spot.[​IMG]

    Thanks, Lori
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi Lori!

    Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Yes, it's common and normal for chicks to look pitiful at around 3 weeks of age.

    Here's a pic from last year of one of our Silkies looking scary...

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    Our Mottled Cochin boys looking scruffy at around 8 weeks old...

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    Hoping this makes you feel better!

    Dawn
     
  3. Pinenot

    Pinenot Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Make sure your not over crowding them either. Wait until you see them molt :eek: for the first time.
     
  4. chikenlady

    chikenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks Dawn! I'm glad to know my chicks are not abnormal.

    Lori
     
  5. kelliepulido

    kelliepulido Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 18, 2008
    st.john's mi
    I was just worried about the same thing.Thanks for asking about it.And my little 3wk.old seems to do some cleaning and picking at areas where feathers are coming in.Like on her legs she has fluff and feathers starting.
     

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