Help with 2 wk old Polish chicks with red spots on their heads!?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Eggcitedpeeper, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. Eggcitedpeeper

    Eggcitedpeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 2 week old Polish chicks and they have red spots on top of their heads, is that normal? In the cage, there is also RIR chicks, Japanese bantams and Delaware chicks. Are the other chicks just picking on their heads? Almost every one of the polish chicks have these on their heads, there at 10 polish ones. I am pretty sure that is the reason (the other ones pecking their heads) but this is the first time I've gotten polish chicks so I just want to be sure. I have attached an image, if you have any suggestions, please share! :)
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  2. Illia

    Illia Crazy for Colors

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    Looks normal to me.


    Polish should and do have a "vaulted" skull, a little bump on the head, so when the real feathers start growing in and the fluff disappears, you'll see the exposed bump on the head while the feathers are still developing and not quite released from their little shafts/encasings.
     
  3. Eggcitedpeeper

    Eggcitedpeeper Out Of The Brooder

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    Hmm, that makes a lot of sense. Thank you! [​IMG]
     
  4. MrsMoonCat

    MrsMoonCat Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I had to seperate my Polish from my RIRs and Delawares as they plucked them bald. They were fascinated by the mops. They all grew up together, but that didn't seem to make a difference.
     
  5. Eggcitedpeeper

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    I sure hope that^ doesn't happen... i am thinking we might have to keep them separate but i hope we dont have to, because all out chickens are free range around out 6.5 acres and i would hate to keep the polish locked up. Or maybe i can switch, like one day let the polish out, the next let the others out, and keep doing that. Hmmmmm..... [​IMG]
     

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