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Red around eyes...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tothemoon, Oct 23, 2011.

  1. tothemoon

    tothemoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have an 8 week old chick with red around its eyes and missing feathers. Can anyone tell me whats wrong?

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  2. Erica

    Erica Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not a clear photo, but it looks perfectly normal to me. [​IMG]
     
  3. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of chicken? What breed? I have some -- different breeds develope (as they got older) more of a red area, like the comb and wattles, just a normal red "skin" around the eyes...
    The picture is not real clear, but looks "normal" to me??
    Do both eyes, the area around both eyes look the same? Do you have any other of the same breed... older? Do any of them have red around their eyes... my Cubalayas are very red and more skin around their eyes... one sister more than the other... so, varies from chicken to chicken.

    Maybe a better picture, of each / both eyes, with info on what breed the chicken is, maybe someone else will see or know more than I do.

    Roosters have more and are more red as well.... all chickens develop more comb, wattles, red skin area as they get older.... really does look normal to me, too.

    BR Rooster... full grown:
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    Good luck.
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2011
  4. Chicken_Pauper

    Chicken_Pauper Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Also, chicks will pick and eat each others "blood" feathers.. if you are concerned with picking and pecking at each other there are things you can get to put on them that discourage that -- taste bad.

    Good luck.
     
  5. tothemoon

    tothemoon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks everyone, these are lav amer. All the lav chicks seem to look like this but the split black ones dont. They all act ok though so Im pretty sure its normal. Thanks again!
     
  6. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    The reason for the red face is probably less dangerous than you think. I believe you may have a young cockerel there. Boys tend to get red faces early on.
     

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