What's wrong with this chick?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Ratzy, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. Ratzy

    Ratzy Out Of The Brooder

    Jan 10, 2011
    I've had this chick since it was 1 week or less. It grew it's first feathers at about 2-3 weeks old, it has two fleshy bumps on the wings in which no feathers grow, has a lump above the vent and the wing feathers are scratchy. It was raised with another chick, which is very healthy and fully feathered, so I know I didn't do anything wrong.
    Here it is now, at 9 weeks old.

    And the chick it was raised with.
  2. greenfamilyfarms

    greenfamilyfarms Big Pippin'

    Feb 27, 2008
    Elizabethtown, NC
    It just looks like a chick that is maturing faster than it can grow feathers. Most of the time those end up being cockerels. Are they getting a chick starter with at least 16% protein?

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