I had been around chicken my whole life, family and friends had them. I will be the first ti admit that I don't know a lot about raise chickens from babies. And I am new to Back yard chicken. I read the post look through everything. This is the first time I have had chickens from"scratch", my own babies. My coop is brand new as is every thing in it. On Tuesday my babies arrived from My Pet Chickens. Well one came with an eye infection and cross beak. When I was pulling them out of the box I noticed that one of my Giant' s had something on the back of her little neck. I THOUGHT that one of the other chicks had pooed on her. So I tried to wipe it off. I have been watch it very closely every day. I have looked at her neck three or four times today because I knew that what I was seeing was wrong. I SWEAR that baby has mites. I have seen this on adults but never on a baby that is less than a week old! What else could it be. And how do I treat it on a baby????? Please I need help with this one!