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My Chick has no hair on her neck!!!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Stepaniechickie, Oct 24, 2014.

  1. Stepaniechickie

    Stepaniechickie Out Of The Brooder

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    My chick is maybe four weeks old or so and she has slightly ruffled feathers. I didn't think anything was amiss until she stuck out her neck upward to see me and I saw she has no feathers on her neck! It's just pink! What could be causing it?! Is it natural! I've already lost one chicken and I don't want to loose another! Especially with all the health problems this one is having!
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  2. sunflour

    sunflour Flock Master Premium Member

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    Loss of feathers in this area IMO is most likely feather picking from others.

    Don't know what your losses have been, but even one is a tragedy

    But would make sure this chick is acting normal, looking healthy, eating, drinking, showing excitement for treats and in general doesn't act sick. Observe the flock and you may find out who's doing it.
     
  3. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I agree, my first concern is always feather picking!
     
  4. Stepaniechickie

    Stepaniechickie Out Of The Brooder

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    She's in the place by herself though! Shes eating and drinking alright she just for some reason is missing feathers.
     
  5. Thejperez

    Thejperez Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed is the chick? Has This just started showing
     
  6. nayeli

    nayeli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could she be moulting?
     
  7. CliffB

    CliffB Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it a turken, showgirl mix of some sort? I have 6 chicks with no feathers on their necks and i love it...?
     
  8. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's our Turken/Naked Neck Roo at around 9-weeks. Does she look like this? He's creepy looking and perfectly healthy!! We think he was our "surprise chick" from McMurray.

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  9. jtn42248

    jtn42248 Overrun With Chickens

    Yes, that is a perfectly normal looking Turken.
     
  10. sarahandbray

    sarahandbray Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (Oops! Sorry--I posted the pic of the Turken for comparison's sake! This is not the original poster's chick!)
    From the picture she posted, it looks like the feathers are gone from the chick's upper back, not the neck.
    This Turken I have (the only one I've ever had!) has been obviously featherless in the neck since day 1!
     

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