HELP 3 WEEK OLD IS PECKING ITS BABY FUZZ OFF.

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  1. new2feathers

    new2feathers New Egg

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    I have a 2-3 week old chick. It's starting to grow its grown up feathers and already has a decent amount of grown up wings and tail feathers. However, I noticed that it has been nipping and cutting off little tiny peices of its baby fuzz from everywhere and specially from underneath it's wings, like in this picture. I've never had chicks before so I was wondering if this is normal, like maybe it's just trying to "prune" it's baby fur to make room for it's grown up feathers? I really don't know, but it does it quite frequently, about every few minutes or so.
     
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  2. Pork Pie Ken

    Pork Pie Ken Monkey Business Premium Member

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    Hi and welcome to BYC. I see that you have asked this question on a couple of forums already. You are likely to get some helpful responses there.

    Good luck
    CT
     
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  3. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

    G’Day from down under new2feathers [​IMG] Welcome!

    I hope that the folks on the other forums were able to help you out.

    I also hope you enjoy being a BYC member. There are lots of friendly and very helpful folks here so not only is it overflowing with useful information it is also a great place to make friends and have some fun.

    If you would like to share pictures and stories of your flock, you have come to the right place. BYC’ers never tire of these and do not back away slowly or commence eye rolling when the photo album or home videos come out [​IMG]
     
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  4. Yorkshire Coop

    Yorkshire Coop Moderator Staff Member

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    Hi :welcome

    Glad you could join us here! Your chicks behaviour sounds quite normal and seems to be just preening. I'm quite it can be irritating for them when those feathers start growing through the chick fluff. So having a good scratch/itch of that area must be quite relieving for them. As long as the chick is not over preening and causing damage to its skin I would not be worried.

    Good luck and your chick sure is cute! Enjoy your time here on BYC :frow
     
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  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    Agree with Yorkshire chick
     
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  6. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Hello from Kansas, new2feathers, and :welcome! Great to have you in our flock! :)
     
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