Week old chick has bare chest?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TLK777, Oct 1, 2010.

  1. TLK777

    TLK777 Hatching

    Oct 1, 2010
    I have two week old chicks and both are feathering in very, very quickly. The rhode island red one I have is very furry and healthy looking. The white one, however, is feathering in on her wings very quickly, but I've noticed her chest is looking pretty bare. It's almost as if she got wet or something. There's no blood, no signs of irritation, and she's still a spunky little thing. Any ideas on what this could be? I can post pictures if needed.

  2. roosters4sale

    roosters4sale Chirping

    Sep 12, 2010
    Hi TLK. When my baby chicks get their craw full it bulges out and and spreads the feathers out more. It makes it look like there is balding going on ,but, its just full of good food. If they sit down in a wet spot it appears to be more bald.
  3. Mahonri

    Mahonri Urban Desert Chicken Enthusiast Premium Member

    May 14, 2008
    North Phoenix
    My Coop
    I'm betting if you look real close, you'll see the faint outline of a large "S" on it's chest.

    That's right. Get some kryptonite and see if it makes your chick fall over....[​IMG]

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