feather loss...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by sabrina1099, Nov 9, 2015.

  1. sabrina1099

    sabrina1099 Out Of The Brooder

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    my 6 week old chick loses around 5-7 baby feathers in 2 days... should I be worried? when should I begin to worry ?
     
  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    they will be in the process of being replaced by adult feathers - totally normal
     
  3. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer

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    It's normal for youngster to look rather patchy at times. However, if you see bloody patches of skin you need to investigate further.
     

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