Help! feather losing on 5 week old?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Mrs.brown, May 19, 2011.

  1. Mrs.brown

    Mrs.brown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Help! I was going out to give the chicks more water but I knoticed some feathers on the ground. Is this normal? Do my chicks have mites?
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  2. allieloveschickens

    allieloveschickens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Some feather loss is normal, as long as your chicks done have big bald spots they are probably fine. You can check them for mites by looking under their wings and around their vents, but I think your birds are probably okay [​IMG]
     
  3. centrarchid

    centrarchid Chicken Obsessed

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    At five weeks chicks will be into process of replacing first set of flight feathers. Wing feathers in particular are too large to eat so will be seen lying around.
     

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