Help needed with Cornish x chicks

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by JustAChickenLittle&More, Apr 22, 2016.

  1. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    This is my first time raising Cornishx chicks. I got these about three weeks ago from Tractor Supply. The chicks are getting big of course, however they look like they are partially bald? I don't really see any pecks on them. I can't find any bugs either. They are not as bald as yesterday if I remember right :). So are they just filling in from loosing baby feathers, or do I have a concern here? I don't remember my chicks being "bald", unless they were in molt. But I've never had meat birds before. Of course, I Wasn't intending on getting meat birds either, but the guy at the store told me they were White Rocks... hmmmm
    Anyway H E L P PLS :)

    Ps any clue on how many roos in here?
     
  2. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    It's actually pretty normal for Cornish X to have bald spots. Their bodies grow faster than the feathers can grow in to cover. They also tend to have brittle or sparse feathering, for easier plucking.
     
  3. JustAChickenLittle&More

    JustAChickenLittle&More Chillin' With My Peeps

    Nov 25, 2010
    Florida
    Thank you. Thank y o u June, I was wondering.
     

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