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Missing "butt" feathers

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by LaStrawberryMom, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. LaStrawberryMom

    LaStrawberryMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Newbie here. Just picked up 12 Barred Rock pullets from local feed & seed today. Got home to put in the brooder and see that 2 have missing "butt" feathers. One has just a small spot but the other basically has no feather/fuzz at all. Do they have something wrong with them? Should I isolate them from the others? Could this be a result of being in "close quarters" with too many others and a result of feather pulling? What should I do? HELP PLEASE! I am very concerned. Thank You!
     
  2. BetterHensandGardens

    BetterHensandGardens Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If they are baby chicks, then the butt fuzz may have been rubbed off when someone was fixing a "pasting up" problem. I know we rubbed a little fuzz off ours when fixing "pasting up". See here to learn a little about it: http://www.betterhensandgardens.com/2010/09/12/raising-day-old-chicks/

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    , as long as the other chicks don't pick at this area, they should grow new feathers soon and should be fine.
     
  3. LaStrawberryMom

    LaStrawberryMom Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I have read about pasting up but somewhat freaked when I saw missing fuzz! I will keep an eye on them! [​IMG]
     

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