What is wrong with my chicks?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by flnursebiz, Sep 9, 2010.

  1. flnursebiz

    flnursebiz Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 6 chicks 16 weeks old they have all been healthy until now. I noticed last week my nicest chick Judy,a buff orphington, had something red behind her ears. Upon further inspection i noticed the feathers were gone . She has been acting normal and sweet like always. She is the bottom of the pecking order and my other BO pecks her if she gets too close to the food. This morning I notice sparse feathers in the same area on my 2 RIRs and the orhter BO. It is not red but just looks likes the feathers are thinnning out. My 2 EE don't have any sigs of this. They are acting normal. What is wrong and what do I need to do?[​IMG]
     
  2. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    do you have any roosters?
     
  3. flnursebiz

    flnursebiz Out Of The Brooder

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    No I do not. I was thinking that it was my head girl being mean. She is one of my EE and both are fine.
     
  4. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    that probably is the problem.
     
  5. flnursebiz

    flnursebiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Do you think this is because they are all starting to get red combs and wattles? What should I do if this continues? I am afraid if it is Nelly then she may really hurt someones.
     
  6. punky rooster

    punky rooster Awesome

    Jul 21, 2010
    if they start losing alot of feathers then separate them let them grow them back then try to put them back together
     
  7. flnursebiz

    flnursebiz Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you. I hope it does not come to that.
     

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