chicks & bugs

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by peacenique, Jun 16, 2009.

  1. peacenique

    peacenique In the Brooder

    Jun 8, 2009
    My chicks are now about two weeks old. How fun this is! I do believe one of my three Barnevelders has turned out to be a Welsumer! I'm amazed by how quickly the Barnevelders and mystery (Welsumer?) chicks are growing... especially in comparison to the Wyandotte and Silkie.

    So my question is this: do this age of chicks need to be de-bugged? They peck and poke, not only at themselves but each other as well. I don't know if this is just normal behaviour or a sign of mites or something. When my dog or cat act this way, I know they've picked up a flea or two.

    If I need to do something about it... what do I do?

    I have them in the kitchen in a large crate, and clean it out every morning.

  2. Judy

    Judy Crowing

    Feb 5, 2009
    South Georgia

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