I am new to chicken keeping and have a Brabanter, Americauna, Wyandotte and Plymouth Rock that all have small areas of red by their beaks and ears. It doesn't look like mites and they are all eating well and are boisterous. Is this just a normal thing or could it be something they're eating? I am guilty of treats, the grains with meal worms and lots of fresh veg. They look forward to Momma comin' out every morning because they know a goodie is to follow. I do give them Nancy's yogurt at least once a week (plain, nonfat). They were born in Feb of this year (2012) so they aren't laying just yet. They seem fine but I just want to be sure I'm not missing anything...I'm one of those! I love this site and have learned so much from everyone's posts. Cheers!