We have a black silkie chick that we call Jack that's about five weeks old, and when we picked him up today, his back has hardly any feathers, and he has a few scabs on his back. So I gave him to my Mom, and we were standing beside our open door, trying to get a better look and I seen a very little red bug crawl across his skin. We just a little while ago took him back out and got pictures, and we checked him over again, and flipped him over and checked his vent, and he had a bunch of little red bugs all together under his tail. Does this sould and look like it could be mites? or is it something else? We are wanting to know how to treat him to get rid of the bugs. And should we treat the rest of our chicks? And with what should we treat them with? He, along with our other chicks are inside our house in 3 differant brooders. Our chicks ages range from 6 weeks, to 3 weeks. We have 11 silkies, 2 showgirls, and 11 guineas. Thank you, We just want all of our chicks to be okay. Here's a picture of his back. A bit of a side view of his back. A closer look at his back. Lifting up Jack's wing. Under Jack's chin, he has a lot of dirty looking whiteish stuff at his skin. could those be eggs? It's hard to see in the picture though.