new and have question's on problem with chick's

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Summer Rose Farm, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Summer Rose Farm

    Summer Rose Farm In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2009
    strasburg colorado
    hi i am new and have a ton of bird's. but i have a few chicks that are smaller because of there breed (silkie/sumatra/welsummer) and they look like their losing there feather's on there back side and the top of there heads. the other chick are all getting there adult feathers in but not a couple. and was wondring if it's the feed/overcrowding/light. they are on there 5th week. so i joined to see if anybody had ideas.
    P.S go BYC
  2. raindust

    raindust Hatching

    Dec 12, 2009
    They might be getting bullied. Or they might just be going through the feather change. It would be a good idea to separate them temporarily or at least keep a close eye on them to make sure they are not getting picked on. Good luck with your wee ones!
  3. Firework

    Firework Songster

    Nov 30, 2008
    [​IMG] form Minnesota!!
  4. Sir Birdaholic

    Sir Birdaholic Night Knight

    Welcome Summer Rose Farm,
    You'll find this site very helpful![​IMG]
  5. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    [​IMG] and [​IMG] from S. Florida! Glad you joined us! You should find all the answers you need. Sounds to me like bullying also. [​IMG]
  6. [​IMG] from VA

    I know you will enjoy this forum a lot [​IMG]
    Last edited: Dec 13, 2009
  7. Summer Rose Farm

    Summer Rose Farm In the Brooder

    Dec 11, 2009
    strasburg colorado
    thank you for some answer's i seperated the larger breeds from the bataam breed's and it look's like there starting to get some of their feather's back. i think the bigger breeds were climbing on top of them and their talons were pulling their feather's out. and thanks for the support.
  8. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    [​IMG] from Alaska

    You will find lots of information and interesting people here,
    thanks for joining us.
  9. [​IMG]
    Welcome to BYC from The Pampered Pullets Farm in North Central Florida
  10. texasgal

    texasgal Brood with an Attitude

    Apr 18, 2009
    A big Texas size [​IMG] [​IMG]

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