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What's wrong with my chicks feathers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by dboranch, Sep 19, 2016.

  1. dboranch

    dboranch Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 29, 2013
    I have 4 individual pens of chicks inside my garage at various stages of growth until they are fully feathered to go outside. I have a sportsman incubator and hatch out hundreds of chicks each year but I have something unusual going on at the moment. It is only in one pen and the other pens seem fine. It has been going on for a couple of weeks now. Can anyone tell me what's going on with the feathers of these chicks? They are maybe 5 to 7 weeks old I have given them a thorough check for cooties and have found none. They were due to go outside in my grow pen but I am afraid to put them in with the others in case it contagious or something. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much.





  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    it looks kinda like other the feathers are being pulled out, and pecked at

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