ugly balding chick missing more feathers

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  1. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I cleaned the coop tonight and held her for awhile and noticed she's missing more feathers. She's about 6 wks old. is this normal for a molt? or is something wrong? Bright eyed active, no signs of being sick.
    She's just balding and ugly.

    the tips of her wings, her chest, belly, neck

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  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    I could be dead wrong but that chick looks like a frizzle to me, so I guess the weird feathering would be considered normal for a frizzle? Try doing a search here on BYC for pics of frizzle chicks.

    Also, I think boy. [​IMG]
     
  3. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:the breeder we got her from said she is a gold brabanter...I'm a total newbie chicken momma so it could be...the other one we had, that drown, didn't look that bad though...
     
  4. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just did a google search for pics, here's an adult gold brabanter [​IMG]
     
  5. KZ

    KZ Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely she is fine. They go through an awkward stage. Right now several of my six week old chicks are missing their butt feathers. They look pretty silly. [​IMG]

    She will look gorgeous by eight weeks of age.
     
  6. stargazingmommy

    stargazingmommy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:thanks, I hope so. She's been a runt and lived inside until about a week ago, getting fed special stuff and lots of tlc.
     

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