Is my 4 week old chick ill or being pecked at?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kentchicks, Sep 17, 2012.

  1. Kentchicks

    Kentchicks Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 7, 2012
    One of my hen raised chicks (4 weeks old) is missing quite a few feathers on the neck and wings (see images). First I thought it was because it's getting its adult feather coat or it was because it's being pecked at by the others, but since today he/she is also a bit lethargic.. stays in coop and seperates itself from others.

    I seperated the chick from the rest but I am not sure what to do now... does anyone know what could be wrong and/or what I should do? Below is some more information about the situation:
    - breed: light sussex
    - age: 4 weeks (born 8/18)
    - does drink water but haven't seen him/her eating today (they get chick crumbs)
    - vent is clean (no signs of runny poo)
    - crop seems empty
    - other 3 chicks and mum are fine
    - bedding is straw and saw dust

    Thanks for your help!



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