Hi, I'm new to the forum (and raising chickens) and I have a question. I searched around for an answer but forgive me if I missed it somewhere.... I have a 10 day old black star chick with large (increasing in size) completely bald patches in its down, on her back, under her feathers, and now a few on her neck. It seems like she is itchy, and she is picking at herself. She already had bald patches when the chicks arrived in the mail, and I assumed she had been pecked at in transit. But, since they have been here in the brooder, I haven't noticed any chicks pecking at her, or any chicks pecking at each other at all. My first thought is that she has lice or something, but she is the only one with this behavior at all. They had a hard transit which was a day longer than expected and cold, and we lost a few that arrived very weak and never recovered. All of the surviving chicks, are quite robust, and the balding one otherwise seems energetic and healthy. Does anyone have a guess as to what is going on, or what I could do? When I googled "chick with bald patches lice" all I got were pictures of Kim Kardashian!