Featherless chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by pw_quiltworks, Jan 16, 2010.

  1. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    I have one chick that is almost featherless. Is this normal. I am so upset I have put it in with the new chicks that hatched on Friday. They are 2 weeks apart in age. I had this chick in with the chicks it's own age but the feathers are not growing. Are they pulling them out? And this chick is just a little bigger than the new chicks. Boy it's the ugliest thing I have ever seen. Never had anything look like it. Seems to eat and drink. I have checked and checked for blood but cannot find any what so ever. Just wondering if I need to put something in the feed or drink. Or is this chick some sort of odd breed. It is supposed to be a sizzle I think. I just call her ugly.


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    Last edited: Jan 17, 2010
  2. wildorchid053

    wildorchid053 Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 12, 2009
    syracuse area, ny
    did you sneak some turken in there and the genetics got all mixed up? lol.. i haven't a clue but it sure is something else.. trying to be nice [​IMG]
     
  3. fancbrd4me02

    fancbrd4me02 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aren't there showgirl silkies with naked necks? Maybe that's part of the reason it looks that way. I would just give it some time and observe to see how the feathers grow in.
     
  4. Turkenlover

    Turkenlover Chillin' With My Peeps

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    As a fan of the naked chicken variety, I think she's kinda cute. She is naked in the right spots to have some turken blood in her. I believe they call naked neck silkies "Showgirls".

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  5. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Sizzle gone wrong... If she's eating and drinking I'd think she'll be fine - Doesn't look like anybody's been picking on her. I think her genes kinda got "jumbled up". You can get some really terrible looking chickens when you cross frizzle to frizzle, so maybe the same thing can happen if you cross sizzle to sizzle? OR maybe she's just feathering in slowly. I don't think it's anything you're doing [​IMG] Just make sure to put a sweater on the little thing in the winters [​IMG]
     
  6. 19hhbelgian

    19hhbelgian Pigs DO Fly!!

    Apr 9, 2009
    New Tripoli PA
    Also wanted to say... LOVE the butt shot [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  7. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Yes and you can see her legs are long and funny. Odd looker. Maybe it is the turken thing going on. It was some frizzles I bought so I really don't know. I just thought how funny the thing looks. She is almost the same size as the bcm's.

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    She is in the brooder with the chicks and not much bigger other than the neck. Boy she's an odd looking chick. I would not put her out in the winter with no feathers even when she is an adult. I would cull her before I would do that. Nope she will stay in the cellar with the other silkies until I can sell her. You would think it stinks down there but it doesn't. I keep the shavings changed weekly. Sometimes I just add some in. I have crazy chickens. The bcm roo attacks me. Well he used to until I had to bat him off my head. Now he just gives me the evil eye.
     
  8. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:Your chick is cute. It looks correct for the breed. Mine is all over kind of bald.
     
  9. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    Did one of your chickens have a short term romance with a emu or ostrich?? [​IMG]
     
  10. pw_quiltworks

    pw_quiltworks One Handy Chick

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    Quote:[​IMG] That has to be it!!! [​IMG]
     

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