Help! Bald Spot on my 3 week old baby chicks...

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by SoccerMomof7, Apr 15, 2008.

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  1. SoccerMomof7

    SoccerMomof7 Songster

    Apr 13, 2008
    Okay here is the deal I bought these 3 baby chicks about a weeks ago and at first they were inside my house in a big cage (2ftx8ftx3ft) and now I have moved them outside. I alternate red (for night) and white (for day) heat bulbs, I have been feeding them start&grow chick feed and they are still pecking each other. I don't know what else to do. With the red llights the pecking has gotten alot better but there are these horrible looking bald/raw spots on their backs now, I have bought and used twice Pine Tar. I don't even know if I am doing this right but I think it is drying them out...WHAT DO I DO? I am trying to everything right but what am I forgeting???
  2. NewGuineaChooks

    NewGuineaChooks Songster

    Aug 24, 2007
    San Antonio, Texas
    Hmmm. Supplement their diet with cooked egg yolk, to up their protein, and use the red heat lamp all the time. ? Most people on this forum seem to use Blukote to treat/protect raw spots.
  3. mandomama

    mandomama Songster

    Mar 18, 2008
    corvallis oregon
    some folks said that bearing grease works well to keep them from picking at each other. Just put it one the spots and they dont like the taste or feeling on their beaks.
  4. GwenFarms

    GwenFarms Songster

    Feb 26, 2008
    Put the bearing grease on there. I guarantee it will work. Reapply it everytime you even think they are starting to peck one another.
  5. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD

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