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PIC, Silkie born with "bald spot" on his back, how come?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BikerBabeRules, Apr 4, 2008.

  1. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Songster

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    This little one was born yesterday with this bare spot on his back. Should I worry or do something? It's healthy otherwise, eating, drinking, walking, chirping. What could this be?
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  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady ~~~Administrator~~~BYC Store Support Staff Member

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    It looks like he had eggshell stuck to him. It could be that the shell bits got pulled off along with the fuzz. I think it will grow back in.
     
  3. BikerBabeRules

    BikerBabeRules Songster

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    thanks for your response! I think it's a rooster as when I put him in with the 2 others that are a few days older, he stood so tall with chest puffed out and is all about being seen. the other 2 could have cared less, they just wanted to sleep. He's fine! He did birth for a day and a half and squeeled when he burst out with that last push. Maybe you're right.
    thanks again,
    kathy
     

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