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Week Old 'Down' Missing

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by enggass, Mar 30, 2011.

  1. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I noticed that there is an area a little smaller than a dime where the down is missing on the back/nape of one of my chicks neck. I watched them all for a bit last night and am not seeing any bullying going on...
    Is it common to sometimes have a chick get some of her down pecked/eaten by others? Will this affect the feather growth in this area? If it continues, what can I do?
    Thanks,
    Steve
     
  2. faykokoWV

    faykokoWV Mrs Fancy Plants

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    sometimes they get weird bald patches as their real feathers come in, how old are they?
     
  3. enggass

    enggass Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Almost 2 weeks... this has gotten worse and I have witnessed some of the others pecking/picking at the area. I have separated her with another one for company. I'll probably wait until feathers come in in that are before putting back in with the others.
    Steve
     

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