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Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by scubastasia, Mar 28, 2017.

  1. scubastasia

    scubastasia Just Hatched

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    Hi Friends,

    Got home today and my two houdans have large bare spots on their nicks. I have separated them from the others, is this pecking? What can I put on the bare spots? [​IMG][/IMG]
     
  2. scubastasia

    scubastasia Just Hatched

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    scubastasia Just Hatched

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  4. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It looks like it might be picking, or maybe a parasite infestation. Are any of the others showing any signs of this?

    You can try spraying Blue Kote on their necks. That will help to heal them and to cover the bald, picked spots. If they are being picked at and the Blu-Kote doesn't help, you may have to separate them until they heal up. Good luck!
     
  5. scubastasia

    scubastasia Just Hatched

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    Hi Peeps61, no one else has symptoms, just these two and they are the lightest of the bunch. I spotted a Sumatra pulling out one of my dominiques feathers so she's in chick jail right now. Hoping she will be nicer tomorrow. Thanks for the advice the houdans have some blu kote on them now. [​IMG]
     
  6. Peeps61

    Peeps61 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Great! It sounds like picking then. Keep us updated on how things are going. You may want to keep the Sumatra in chick jail for at least a week so she loses her spot in the pecking order. She may not be so eager to pluck feathers from her flockmates then.
     
  7. scubastasia

    scubastasia Just Hatched

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    Thank you for the advice. She'll be in chick jail for a bit longer. The houdans are doing better today, they were very scared yesterday but as of now it seems they will make a full recovery. Thanks again!
     
  8. chickens really

    chickens really Overrun With Chickens

    Blu kote will not stop the picking.....Vaseline works...Chickens hate it....;)

    Add some stumps and fun things in the brooder to cut out the boredom ...Dust bath area.....


    Cheers!
     
  9. scubastasia

    scubastasia Just Hatched

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    Hi Friends! I returned the houdans to the brooder today and everyone started pecking at them immediately. They seem fascinated with their white and black "spots"and their top hats. They have some toys, treats, and other things to do but fixated on the Houdans spots. Any suggestions or should I just keep them separated until their bigger and outisde? Also, the Houdans didn't even fight back they just stood there like bing bongs while everyone was pecking them.
     
  10. azygous

    azygous Chicken Obsessed

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    You can try to diffuse the attraction of the Houdans' different appearance by introducing something that is of equal appearance and attraction. Get creative. Look around the house and garage and see what resembles the Houdans. You might even be able to make something.

    Badminton cocks come to mind. A couple of small feather dusters. You get the idea.
     
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