itchy new chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by joneus, May 22, 2011.

  1. joneus

    joneus Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 2, 2011
    Ballston Spa
    My new babies are between 24 and 40hrs old and every so often they start scratching themselves. The brooder is the same 55g aquarium they were incubated in (I just cut an opening in the center styrofoam wall). They're on a bedding of shredded paper and havent been exposed to anything but that. To my inexperienced mind, its not likely they have mites or lice- any thoughts on why they're itchy? Or, is that normal? Its not often, but they ALL do it.
  2. ChickensAreSweet

    ChickensAreSweet Heavenly Grains for Hens

    They scratch themselves normally.
  3. Anianna

    Anianna Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 28, 2010
    N/E of Richmond, VA
    You try growing feathers and see how itchy you get. [​IMG]

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