Mites on Chicks?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ButtersMama, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

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    Sorry, no pics...but my white tetra (which is like a white leghorn) chick seems to be biting and sratching alot. I can see the irritated pink skin at the base of her wings. I'm getting concerned. The others are doing it too however, I don't see any irratation on them. Any input?

    They are 10 days old...noticed this for about 4 days now.
     
    Last edited: Mar 11, 2011
  2. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

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    Anyone????
     
  3. CathyM

    CathyM Songster

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    I don't know the answer, but my new chicks are doing it too... could be they are just getting their new feathers... my older hens did that when they were molting.
     
  4. ButtersMama

    ButtersMama Chirping

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    Cathy, is it so bad you see irritation on the skin?

    Thanks.
     

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