Something wrong with its down

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by dak, Apr 21, 2011.

  1. dak

    dak geek dvm

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    I have a LF Cochin chick that just hatch and it has abnormal down. It is almost bald on its head and neck and what it has is very prickly feeling almost like it was singed in a fire. It hatch by itself just fine on day 21, and seems otherwise normal. Any thoughts?
     
  2. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
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    post a picture please
     
  3. dak

    dak geek dvm

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    mother o' chicks72 :

    post a picture please

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  4. mother o' chicks72

    mother o' chicks72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 21, 2011
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    oh that poor little baby! i've never seen anything like that, i think it's cute even with its...condition. i'm afraid i have no idea. you said it acts normal? does it eat, drink, and poop normally? if so...maybe it'll grow out of it. is it possible it has some turken in it's breeding?
     
  5. tazcat70

    tazcat70 I must be crazy!

    Oh Clare, that is pathetic! Poor little guy! Looks like a parrot or something.

    Maybe someone will see it that knows.
     
  6. jason_mazzy

    jason_mazzy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    maybe a newand unique fethering
    u gotta wonder what ppl thought about the first frizzles or silkies.
     
  7. ChooksChick

    ChooksChick BeakHouse's Mad Chicken Scientist

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    I had one like that once!! It was the scrawniest little black Orp roo...and you know how slowly those feather out! It looked like a burn victim for the longest time with these weird little singed clumps out of each feather 'pore.'

    Sooo... when he began to grow, he became my gigantic roo, Goliath, who is just absolutely the most stunning Orp I own. He's knee high and easily 14#. He now has glorious shiny black/purple/green sheen feathering and I can't complain a bit.

    I hope this bird does as well for you!!
     
  8. BrattishTaz

    BrattishTaz Roo Magnet

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    I remember reading that breeding a frizzle with a frizzle can produce chick with feathering issues. Is it possible this is what happened?
     
  9. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gracious!
     
  10. dak

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    Quote:I hope he will be ok. This is taking slow feathering to an extreme.

    And no, no frizzles anywhere near this breeder farm. So no frazzles.
     

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