On 11/03/06, Nancy wrote:
> We have some 3-week old baby zebra finches that have no
> feathers on their necks or backs. We have had MANY, MANY
> babies and don't remember seeing this on any of the others.
> Is there something wrong with them?
Its probably the adult males that are doing it. The males
will pull out the feathers of the babies to make more nesting
material. I have 40 something finches in my aviary and I have
seen the males pick on the babies. I put in more nesting
material and this helps a little.