Hey y'all! I'm a total newbie and literally know nothing about chicks /chickens! My boyfriend and I decided we wanted to get a few for fresh eggs and we wanted to get Easter eggers cause of the fun colored eggs. We picked up a couple 3 week old chicks yesterday. They're Easter eggers mixed with a lavender amaraucana rooster. Most of the chicks are missing feathers on their wings and underthem but one of the little guys is pretty much bald from the neck to tail. The skin looks a little dry/flaky and has a yellow tint to it but not red or bumpy. They're also scratching their head and shaking. The guy we got them from had a bunch of little chicks in a small area and they were all walking on eachother. He says the feather loss was due to the chicks stepping on eachother but I just want to make sure it's nothing to worry about like mites/lice....could they me shedding their baby feathers and getting their big feathers now? Right now they're black and he said they're going to grow up to look white. Here's what they look like right now.... We have some food grade diatomaceous earth and the lady at the feed store said to mix a little in their food and sprinkle some on them. Does that sound about right? **we are also hoping to add a few more chicks the ones we have now are going to lay green eggs and we were hoping to get some blue egg layers. Anyone know where we could buy a couple healthy blue egg laying chicks online or on this area? **** Thank you all so much for your help!!!