New Wellsummer with Bald spot

LoveChicken86

In the Brooder
5 Years
Feb 26, 2014
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22
Gilbert, AZ
I just bought a 4 week old Wellsummer from the feed store and it has a bald spot on it's back. What could this be from?
 

ShockValue

Songster
10 Years
Jan 10, 2010
730
112
178
West Sound, Washington
First thing that comes to my mind is the other chickens at the feed store pecking/plucking. Wouldn't surprise me if they had a bunch of 4 week old crammed in a spot designed for 4 day old chicks. They get grouchy and take it out on each other when confined to a small boring space.
 

LoveChicken86

In the Brooder
5 Years
Feb 26, 2014
25
0
22
Gilbert, AZ
I was thinking that also but now she seems to be itching in the brooder.... Rolling around a lot and I think pecking herself. Could it be mites?
 
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