Is my chick ok?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Jessa83, Dec 16, 2014.

  1. Jessa83

    Jessa83 Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick is a few weeks old & seems to be losing its feathers. It seems happy & healthy running around with its parents, eating & drinking well. But it looks so mangy! Is there anything I can do?
     
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    The worst is a bald spot on her head...
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They are just losing their fluff and getting ready to grow some real feathers...the 'bald' spots will fill in soon.
     
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    Thanks! Poor little ugly thing, I hope she grows into a beauty! :-D
     
  5. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    They'll go thru a couple kinda ugly phases before they get their full adult plumage...then the 18 month molts can be really ugly.
     
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    Duplicate...site acting really weird this evening
     
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