Featherless Chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by poultry guy, Aug 4, 2013.

  1. poultry guy

    poultry guy Out Of The Brooder

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    Our chicks recently got their feathers in, and one of them doesn't seem to have any. Her head is feathered. she has some fuzz on her sides and belly but her back seems to be completely bare. I know it's not a breed thing, she's either an Ameruecana or a buff orphington.

    If you know what it is pleas tell, thanks
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    It is a fact that chickens all feather in at different times. Some breeds such as heritage RIR and heritage BR feather in slowly, and don't lay until later. Most hatchery chicks feather in a lot quicker, but every chick has their on schedule. I'm sure she will eventually feather in. Is she growing at the same pace as others?
     
  3. poultry guy

    poultry guy Out Of The Brooder

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    Let me rephrase my earlier statement...
    all of them recently finished getting all their feather in, they are all about 4 months old. She is growing at the same rate and the feathers on her head look the same as all the others, she is from a hatchery and seems fine other than this feather thing.

    I don't thinks she's just feathering late, while 59 others all look fine this one is different. She also seems to be losing the fuzz of chickhood, but not growing any feathers to replace it.

    She might be a really late bloomer, but I don't think so.
     

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