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Itchy Baby Chick

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by chickenparty, Apr 7, 2016.

  1. chickenparty

    chickenparty Hatching

    Apr 7, 2016
    I just received 15 baby chicks in the mail yesterday. One of the babies is scratching at its back and keeps rolling over on its back and just laying there. All the other chicks seem fine. Any ideas?

  2. Mrs. K

    Mrs. K Crowing

    Nov 12, 2009
    western South Dakota
    I would remove it from the group. It might get better, and it might not. However, the others won't bother it.
    I don't have any idea, but if they are just a day old, it might not be good.

    MRs K
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC @chickenparty .

    Scratching at it's back?....with it's beak?
    Can't stay on it's feet?
    Is it eating and drinking?

    May be some neurological issue.

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