Losing Feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by GrayCavalry, Mar 20, 2008.

  1. GrayCavalry

    GrayCavalry New Egg

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    Mar 11, 2008
    Apex, NC
    I've got 6 chicks which are about 6- 7 weeks old. They all seem to be losing their chest feathers. Is this normal? Any suggestions would be great.
     
  2. Farmer Kitty

    Farmer Kitty Flock Mistress

    Sep 18, 2007
    Wisconsin
    I've only had chicks once and can not remember. Hopefully with this bump someone will know.
     
  3. McGoo

    McGoo Chillin' With My Peeps

    Can you see if there are pin feathers coming out?
     
  4. GrayCavalry

    GrayCavalry New Egg

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    OK - I'm really new at this... I don't know if the pin feathers are coming out or not. There's a spot a bit larger than your thumb nail in the chest of the chicks that is missing most of the feathers. I'll try to take a pic and post it.
     

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