Molting baby chick injury

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Xentina, Mar 29, 2017.

  1. Xentina

    Xentina New Egg

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    Hello! , I have a baby chick that is going through his first molt and I noticed he has small cuts under his wings, I'm not sure if its from before I got him or if he did these injurys himself while cleaning his feathers, should I take him to a vet? Or is this normal?, they don't look severe but I still worry he might feel uncomfortable
     
    Last edited: Mar 29, 2017
  2. Woobsie

    Woobsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    A chicken will not molt until right up before the cold winter weather starts....so fall. They wouldn't be molting as baby chicks
     
  3. Xentina

    Xentina New Egg

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    Oh alright, but he's shedding white flakes from his wings. Would that mean he's growing his new feathers? Sorry this is my first time taking care of a chick.
     
  4. Woobsie

    Woobsie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Yeah as they grow in their feathers there is a lot of white stuff from the shafts coming off. As long as she's not bleeding and leaving drops on the ground or colouring her new feathers you should be ok
     

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