Is this normal???

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Shkittles, Apr 9, 2009.

  1. Shkittles

    Shkittles Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have 4 Partridge cochin chicks that will be 4 weeks old tomorrow and they all are missing feathers on their shoulders except for 1 but that's because he's already gotten in his feathers there. IS it normal? They're not bloody so i don't think the other chicks are picking on them.


    Thanks in Advance!

  2. embkm

    embkm Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 16, 2009
    Colbert, Ga
    Oh.. I need to know too. Just one of my bantam chicks has spots on its shoulders/ wings just like that. The rest don't. And mine are just about 4 weeks old too.
    Last edited: Apr 9, 2009
  3. ~*Sweet Cheeks*~

    ~*Sweet Cheeks*~ Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 12, 2009
    Medford, Oregon
    If you see the bald spot on the back of the neck between the shoulders when they put their heads down, I think that's normal. All ten of mine went through that at differing times when the down fell out and the feathers hadn't come in all the way.
  4. Ridgerunner

    Ridgerunner True BYC Addict

    Feb 2, 2009
    Northwest Arkansas

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