PLEASE HELP - Bare Wing's!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by koala, May 13, 2009.

  1. koala

    koala New Egg

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    Hi All,

    I was wondering if you could offer me some advice; I have 3, 3day old chicks and this morning I noticed that at least 1 wing on all three, the feathers seems to be bare;theefore it looks asif you can see the bones in their wings!

    Is this a common problem and if so is there anything I can do? all chicks seem happy and lively are eating/drinking as much as normal!

    I would appreciate any help, thanks
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2009
  2. ksacres

    ksacres At Your Service

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    How big is the area? What heat source are you using? What are you feeding them?

    This doesn't sound like an emergency. Sounds like they *may* be pecking a bit at each other, or just growing in weird.
     
  3. koala

    koala New Egg

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    Its about an inch at the back of the wing, you can clearly see the bones within the wing tho which is starting to worry me!

    We have just got a standard 60w light bulb in the brooder; the temperatures is around 85.

    We are feeding them chick starter feed which we have purchased from a local animal store.
     

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