ugly balding chick missing more feathers

stargazingmommy

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Apr 19, 2011
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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

 

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.
 

stargazingmommy

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Apr 19, 2011
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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...
 

KZ

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Aug 9, 2010
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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.


She will look gorgeous by eight weeks of age.
 

stargazingmommy

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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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