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red, dry, raised, featherless skin???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickencity, Apr 19, 2009.

  1. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i have a 3 week old chick that is missing her back feathers. the skin is red and looks a little dry and raised. there are small blood spots were the feathers were. i havent seen anyone pecking on her and i don think she pulled them out. and there is another chick that seems to have broken feahers on her back. but the fluff is still there and the skin is looks fine. should i put something on this chicks back?
     
  2. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

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    Could you get us a picture? That might really help.
     
  3. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i can post one tomorrow morning.
     
  4. chickencity

    chickencity Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i forgot to get a pic but i found out what was going on. one of my chicks has started picking on those two and plucking the back feathers out.
     

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