runt with a couple of featherless spots

duckidaho

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We have a black sex link that is a little smaller and seems to have a bare spot in her feathers. All of the sex links are smaller than the other breeds, but this one is even smaller than her friends. Seems like she has a bare spot. about 10 days old. Any insight? Maybe I can try to get a picture later.
 

duckidaho

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Is it just a thing with the black sex-links? All my other chicks look perfect.
 

gritsar

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If the feather loss is from being picked on by the other chicks, you can try applying a deterrent. I used pine tar when my runt was being picked on with great success.
Please be sure and offer a second feeder. The little ones can be kept away from the feeder by the bigger chicks and starve. In addition to having a second feeder I took my runt chick aside every day and gave her a feeding all to herself. It helped her catch up.
 

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