New chick with neck issue/wound like - pix

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickychicks, Jun 3, 2010.

  1. chickychicks

    chickychicks In the Brooder

    Jun 2, 2010
    Denver, CO
    Got my six chicks from MPC today and realized one of my easter eggers has something not right with her neck. When I first noticed this one (pix attached) I thought she had gotten her neck wet from being a sloppy drinker - it was only after I looked at her a bit more I realized that was probably not the case. She looks like she does not have or lost fluff/feathers around her neck and upper front belly and the feathers around the area is dried hard/crusty feathers. She is eating, pooping, drinking, active and the other chicks don't seem to be pecking at her. Sometimes I see her picking (or appears to be) at her own neck. I haven't washed it because I don't know if she will get chilled. I've heard that some chicks come with out some of their neck feathers. Is this is the case - have you seen this before. Suggestions?

    Thanks from a new chicken mama!
    Last edited: Jun 3, 2010

  2. Elite Silkies

    Elite Silkies Crowing

    Jun 17, 2009
    My Coop
    Some chicks are born stickier than others. I would just wash the neck and I'm sure it will be okay. I do not see any redness or irritation in the area.

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