Is is normal for 5 week old chicks to have bald spots??

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by naturegirl, Apr 29, 2009.

  1. naturegirl

    naturegirl In the Brooder

    Mar 24, 2009
    Central New York
    A few of my babies have bald spots in various areas on their bodies. One has bald spots on the upper portion of her wings. another has bald spots on her neck. They are almost fully feathered. I wondered if it was normal for the down to fall off in areas where adult feathers were about to come in? I'm very new and just want my babies to be happy and healthy [​IMG]
    Last edited: Apr 29, 2009
  2. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner Free Ranging

    Feb 2, 2009
    Southeast Louisiana
  3. RendonRoo

    RendonRoo Songster

    Feb 7, 2009
    ft. worth
    good article. I think breed has a lot to do with it. My Buff and Lt. Brahamas are almost 3 months old and they have never managed to keep full feathers on their lower backs near the tail feathers. I think you will be ok as long as it's not from extreme pecking. Good Luck

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