My baby has a bald spot

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by whitedove, Mar 28, 2011.

  1. whitedove

    whitedove Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello all! My babies are about four weeks old and I've noticed that one of my girls has a bald spot on the top of her head. I have four, 3 girls and 1 drake, and they all get along really well. No picking at each other that would explain this. Is this bad or a sign of something? Just curious, she's still cute.....but don't want anything to be wrong with her.

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    Thanks!!
     
  2. hennyannie

    hennyannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Whitedove, I have a bantam chick that has a bald spot. It is a white chick so I didnt notice when I got him. I am watching to see if anyone knows why. Good pic by the way!
     
  3. whitedove

    whitedove Out Of The Brooder

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    Quote:Thanks! I had just had them in the bathtub and figured it was a perfect time while I had her wrapped up in a towel. Otherwise I'm sure I would never have gotten her to stand still.
     
  4. The Duck ABC's

    The Duck ABC's Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Perhaps a crested gene mishap. The crested gene is a skull mutilation and usually forms a puff. In some animals it will not form and leave either a blank spot or even the skull exposed. A vet can fix the exposed skull with a few stitched, if needed.
     
  5. nettie

    nettie Enslaved by Indoor Ducks

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    when I had my ducklings, a couple would develop bald spots on heads, back of necks, and elbows of wings. I think it's normal, all of mind outgrew it as they feathered. I think head and back of neck could be some pecking involved but unless it's progresses to bruises or scabs, i wouldn't worry too much about it.
     

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