Polish Chick Help?!?!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Chris_Lee, Apr 2, 2018.

  1. Chris_Lee

    Chris_Lee In the Brooder

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    A338EEAD-6E72-479D-A6CF-D22FB5EA4A82.jpeg 66C1BA74-913E-4130-8D6C-0DCDD657FF15.jpeg 200F7AEC-2596-4E07-83D2-E3DE1B47A35C.jpeg This morning I noticed the feathers on the head of my 2 week old polish chick are looking CRAZY. Just yesterday her head looked like a perfect little pompom. Today her feathers look fluffed out and like she is balding. I observe them often and have never seen a chick peck her feathers. She has always appeared to be the boss in the group. Not sure what is going on. Pecking? Sickness? Please see pictures. Thanks.
     
  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Waiting on a Fresh Garden Salad

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    I see new feathers coming in. You can see the feather sheaths. Completely normal. Keep an eye out for pecking though as polish crests will attract unwanted attention.
     
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  3. MillersFarm

    MillersFarm Easily distracted by Chickens

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    It looks like she's just growing in her feathers, SHe's going to look crazy for the first couple of weeks while she's growing in her crest feathers.. All of mine have gone through those fazes ;)
     
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  4. Chris_Lee

    Chris_Lee In the Brooder

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    Thank you SO much. I feel a million times better. I’ll continue to keep an eye out :)
     
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  5. Chris_Lee

    Chris_Lee In the Brooder

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    Thank you so much!!!! I’m so relieved :)
     
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