Lavender Orpington Chick Help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by jessnbrad, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. jessnbrad

    jessnbrad New Egg

    Oct 23, 2015
    We have a 1 month old Lavender Orpington Chick with a Bare behind. Any ideas what this is about??
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    She may have been feather picked by the others. Is she with other chicks of the same age that she has been raised with? What are you feeding them? I would get some Nustock cream or BluKote to put on her bare skin, so they won't continue to peck her, but until you do that separate her and watch when you put her back. Make sure that you are feeding a good 20% protein chick starter, and if you are using a brooder lamp, red is better to help prevent pecking, although it has to be raised to keep the temperature at the proper heat for 4 month olds which should be around 70 degrees F.

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