Is it normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Justhatched, May 29, 2011.

  1. Justhatched

    Justhatched Songster

    May 24, 2011
    Is it normal for chicks to scratch themselves? They are 2 1/2-3 weeks old and getting their feathers. When I hold them I don't get any bugs on me. Is it like when we have itches? It seems kind of funny to ask but still wondering? [​IMG]
  2. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

    Nov 9, 2007
    SW Arkansas
    The first time you see them having an itch fest, it's prudent to check for mites. Typically though you are going to see some itching. Chicks are growing new feathers at a very rapid rate. Growing those feathers in is itchy.

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