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featherless spots on chicks with pix

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by duckidaho, Mar 16, 2009.

  1. duckidaho

    duckidaho In the Brooder

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    Hello, I have 3 black sex-links that have bare spots and ratty feathers. All of my other chicks look great. They have plenty of room. We tried wiping with some vinegar and water for the first time tonight, in case it is pecking. Any thoughts? Suggestions?

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  2. welovechickens

    welovechickens Songster

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    I'm sorry, I don't know what is going on with your babies, but I have to say I have the same shirt you are wearing on the pics. LOL
     
  3. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Songster

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    That's just them growing. Sometimes their bodies grow faster than their feathers and they get that naked look. As their feathers catch up they'll fill in.
     
  4. tiki244

    tiki244 Flock Mistress

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    I think that is normal until they feather out more.
     

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