what is this??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by klf73, Sep 5, 2008.

  1. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    this is the second black chick(different breed) that has hatched that has little black dots all over it, I hope it shows in the pic.... what is it??
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    Krista
     
  2. DuckLady

    DuckLady Administrator Staff Member

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    What do the dots feel like? Dirt? Freckles?
     
  3. conny63malies

    conny63malies Overrun With Chickens

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    a splash?
     
  4. klf73

    klf73 Mad Scientist

    Jun 1, 2008
    Maine
    The first chick that hatched with these was weeks ago, the only way to I could describe it was it looked like mites. Obviously it is not since it just came out of the shell. It is little hard balls attatched to the chicks down. I am thinking it is just some sort of buildup, but I can't stand not knowing what it "really" is. I know it's not an emergency, but I wasn't sure where to put it. It has only happened on the black chicks, I think the flash makes the chick look lighter than it is. Thanks for the help
    Krista
     
  5. DuckLady

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    Could it be bits of fluff that got all balled up while the chick was wiggling around in the shell to get out?
     

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