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Polish Chick losing feathers on head?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kelliejacobs, Mar 31, 2016.

  1. kelliejacobs

    kelliejacobs New Egg

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    This is my first time raising chicks! I have a polish chick 4 weeks this Sunday that has a bald spot on its head and is a red. Is it just new feathers coming in? I have attached a picture.

    Thanks in advance for any help![​IMG]
     
  2. Ol Grey Mare

    Ol Grey Mare One egg shy of a full carton. ..... Premium Member

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    Have you spent time observing your chicks to see if there is any picking going on? I ask as those birds with feathered feet, heads, etc are frequently targets of extra "attention" from their flock mates.
     
  3. kelliejacobs

    kelliejacobs New Egg

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    Yes, there is one stinker in the bunch, oddly smaller than the rest, likes to peck. I did witness one pecking on her head and she just sat there! You'd think it would hurt and she would run/move!
     

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