7 wk olds scratching alot

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Flatlander, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Flatlander

    Flatlander Hatching

    Mar 24, 2011
    I've noticed our 7 wk old chicks scratching themselves alot. They also have some bald spots under the wings. I know they are getting they're feathers not sure if that has anything to do with it or might there be something else?


  2. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia Loving this country life Premium Member

    could very well be getting feathers then again might want to look them over real good for mites or lice. mites a very tiny and either blk or red they look like ground up pepper. lice are tanish and long where mites are round.. lice will be attached to the feathers, mites will be around the vent under the wings and around the face. I had a link that would take you to a good article on this but when my computer died I lost all my saved stuff will try to find it for you. http://ucanr.org/freepubs/docs/8162.pdf
    Last edited: Apr 1, 2011

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