Mites/mange or normal?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by Pineywoods Peepers, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Some of my 7 week old chicks are starting to lose the feathers on their face, and they look pretty ghastly. Is this normal, or do I have some sort of issue going on here. There are 2 New Hampshires that are looking yuck, and I think one of my Delawares too?

    Here is a pic of a mangy/mitey chick:
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    There is another chick who looks worse than this, but she was being very camera shy.

    Here is a pic of a normal chick who is (obviously) not camera shy
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    Thanks!

    Rachel
     
  2. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Here's my mangy looking Delaware.

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    I didn't know if this was part of the whole feathering out process, or if there is some sort of mite infecting them.

    Should I post over in the pest forum?

    Rachel
     
  3. michpetea

    michpetea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Isn't this just normal adult feathering in?
     
  4. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This looks completely normal to me. They go through an....."awkward" phase. [​IMG]

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    This guy looked pretty ghastly back then too.
     
  5. Pineywoods Peepers

    Pineywoods Peepers Certified Poultry Accruer

    Thanks for the feedback. This is my first litter of chicks, so I didn't know whether or not it was normal.

    Rachel
     
  6. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You're quite welcome!
     

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