Chicks missing feathers?


10 Years
Jun 7, 2009
I have several chicks from several different hens..all the same rooster. I have had one euthanized due to balding scabs on its back and it was not thriving? My vet who really does not work on chickens thought it looked infected but felt it was too late for antibiotics. The poor things back had no feathers, the skin was very yellow, and at the end was bloody raw. I never saw anyone picking at it. The hen was caring for it. Feathers were not growing around the vent or on its back? This does not seem to be affecting all the chicks just a select few. The yellow crusy skin is very odd to me? Anyone heard or seen this before? I have 2 chicks now that are much smaller than everyone else. Their feathers have not yet come in on parts of their wings and backs. They do have wing feathers. Skin is yellow..very bizarre?
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Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast
Premium Feather Member
13 Years
May 14, 2008
North Phoenix
My Coop
My Coop
First off,

We are so glad you are here.

It would really help if you could post pictures of your chicks to give us an idea of what is going on.

Breed and age would also help.

Good luck!

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