Is this chick hurt or is this normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by mandamay28, May 27, 2016.

  1. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This chic is a buff Orp. Will be 3 weeks old on Sunday. I'm pretty sure this is the male I ordered due to his size, slower wing growth and large comb coming in. I just noticed this red spot on him. i wouldn't think he would start getting red around his face this early. Possible pecking wound? We have 12 chicks and they have begun their pecking order rituals. Should I remove him from the flock until healed?
    First time chick mom... TIA for your help![​IMG]
     
  2. Sherloki

    Sherloki Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm not the most experienced, but to me I'm not seeing anything, just his wattles?
     
  3. Cacique500

    Cacique500 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hard to tell from the pic, but looks like it might be a partial pecking wound. I think I see a small darker area on the bottom of the wattle...that might be the spot?
     
  4. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this pic better maybe?
     
    Last edited: May 27, 2016
  5. mandamay28

    mandamay28 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think now it may be his wattle.
     

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