I am the first time owner of a small flock of ten, two day old chicks! I am concerned they may have mites. They seem to be itching (pecking at themselves) quite regularly. One chick seemed to have the pasting up issue and as I cleaned her up I realized there was either a scab below the vent or more dried feces. I am concerned that handling them too much is stressful for them but dont want to ignore possible issues either. Do I need to "comb over" each one to check for mites? Also I've heard others say they need to stay clean to prevent parasites, do I need to be regularly handling them to pick out any fecal matter that has stuck to their feathers? I'm happy to do so, I was just afraid of too much handeling! Any advice would be much appreciated Thanks!