chicken hurting itself?? (urgent) im worried

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by love4mychick, Apr 18, 2009.

  1. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok one of my chicks is plucking out its chest feathers so much so that it is completly bald in that one area !!!

    please tell me wats wrong
     
  2. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    check for lice or mites.
     
  3. love4mychick

    love4mychick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how
     
  4. chickenannie

    chickenannie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    you have to look closely at the skin under the fluff and feathers. Lice are little tiny things and chicken mites are even tinier, but you can see them crawling. if you google it, there will be photos. I don't know if that's the problem, but it might be. Maybe others would know. Is your chick still itching herself?
     

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