My 3 week old wyandottes look weird

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Txstarr, Mar 4, 2012.

  1. Txstarr

    Txstarr Hatching

    Mar 4, 2012
    I've raised guineas and orpingtons, but this is the first time with the Wyandottes. They seem to be picking at their
    feathers aLOT and I was holding one today and looking her over and there are little white flakes on her. They've been
    eating and drinking and seem okay - sorta? When they were lying down tonight their feathers relaxed some and it
    seems kind of "bare" looking on their backs. I have 2 orpingtons in with them (same age) and they don't seem as
    bothered. But I did think one of them was getting pecked, as her feathers look "broken".

    I sure hope someone can help with this!


  2. jarvis

    jarvis Songster

    May 12, 2011
    it helps alot to post pics ... the good ppl on here can help alot more seeing whats going on .
    you have to hae ten posts first tho ..

    also .. [​IMG]
    Last edited: Mar 4, 2012
  3. Txstarr

    Txstarr Hatching

    Mar 4, 2012
    well, I totally understand the pics issue. I will post pics when daylight comes and I can get them. Not sure what you're trying to say with "you have to hae ten posts first tho .. "

    I'd always heard that BYC was a good, caring forum that people could come for help. Do I get help after I've posted 10 times that I have
    an issue with my chicks? I'm really disappointed. I won't post 10 times about my chicks. They'll either be dead or they'll be fine. Thank
    you, BYC.

  4. tri-5-ron

    tri-5-ron Songster

    Feb 6, 2010
    Orange County
    wow, that's kinda rough.
    I think what was meant, was you have to have 10 posts before you can post pics.

  5. Ole rooster

    Ole rooster Songster

    Jun 25, 2011
    Milner, Georgia
    But the reply was she didn't have time for 10 post. They were asked for pictures and the OP couldn't post any. The poster didn't think the chicks would last through 10 post. I thought what they said was very realistic.
  6. mama2my4

    mama2my4 Songster

    Feb 8, 2012
    Julian, PA
    My 4 week old Wyandottes backs also look kinda "bare" not as much feathering as the rest of them. I am thinking that is just how they feather. Maybe those are the last to come in? Not the best picture, but can you see the back on the one on the left in the back?


    Is that what you mean?
  7. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    Are they picking at the feathers or pulling/eating them? If so, that could be a protein issue. What are they eating?

    Are they picking to the point of blood?

  8. Back on the Farm

    Back on the Farm Songster

    Mar 9, 2011

    I think there is a misunderstanding.... BYC is a very helpful board. When you first sign up there is some 'fine' print. My understanding is that BYC wants to avoid spammers on the board so they limit what you can do at first. After so many (I'm not sure how many) posts you can do things like post pictures. There are people who find BYC after they are first time chicken owners and have questions and/or emegencies but can't post pictures.

    Go in and make more comments and then try to post a picture. If you are still having issues contact a moderator for help... Maybe they could post for you.
  9. Txstarr

    Txstarr Hatching

    Mar 4, 2012
    Good morning - first, I'd like to say I'm really a nice person! I did not understand the "wait for 10 posts to be able to post pictures".
    And it'd been a long day and I was really freaking out about my babies - sorry if I came across as rude.

    Now, yes ma'm, mmtm4 - that may be just what it is. My wyandottes are golden laced, so their feathers are dark while yours
    look much lighter in color, but the "bareness" seems comparable. Do yours pull at their feathers and preen alot? That's got me
    worried also.

    Thank you for taking time to answer my questions - this is what I'd always heard BYC folks were like! [​IMG]

  10. jdywntr

    jdywntr Songster

    Oct 31, 2009
    Somerville, AL
    You only need 10 posts not 10 threads. So just a few more comments/responces and you can post pics. :)

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