Baby chicks question

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by nancykay2kay, Mar 25, 2018.

  1. nancykay2kay

    nancykay2kay In the Brooder

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    I have had the chicks around two weeks. First the wasps, the WD-40 seems to have worked. I used is sparingly. I put the chicks in their chicken house so they would have room to run. I live in Central Texas and the weather is mild. The chicks are getting their wing and tail feathers. Does this make them itchy? They seem to groom a lot at times.
     
  2. HenHouse4Life

    HenHouse4Life GrandmaOnDuty

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    Hi! The grooming behavior is normal, they will do this even as grown hens.
     
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    nancykay2kay In the Brooder

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    Thank you for your response. I feel like a nervous new parent. They seem so delicate.
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Enabler

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    Yep, new feathers coming in are itchy:)

    Do they have access to any dirt? If you are confining them to the coop for growing out, place a dish pan of dirt from your run inside the coop so they can take a dust bath.
     
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