My baby RIR has no feathers on it's bottom!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by carolina2, Jun 1, 2008.

  1. carolina2

    carolina2 Hatching

    May 31, 2008
    western north carolina
    I have 3 young RIR chicks approx. One of them was sick a couple of weeks ago . By sick I mean he looked weak , didn't interact with the others, seemed to tremble and have some diarrhea. I separated him from the others for a couple of days and he improved. He now acts fine but he has no feathers on his bottom. It's totally bare. Does anyone have an idea what might cause this? Is this an after effect caused by the diarrhea?
  2. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    Probably caused by the irritation of being sick.

    I'd not worry about it too much unless the others are picking on him or plucking the feathers out.

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