Week old baby chick scratching ears and screaming!

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by ladydoc1992, Dec 22, 2011.

  1. ladydoc1992

    ladydoc1992 Out Of The Brooder

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    Just hatched out 9 new chicks a week ago..one is scratching it's ears and screaming every minute or two. I examined it closely( put on 2 pair of glasses!) to look for mites or anything out of ordinary. everything looks normal, but if I touch his ears, he squeals! Anybody have any experience with something similar? Can a baby chick have an ear infection..or ear mites like a dog?
     
  2. NovaAman

    NovaAman Overrun With Chickens

    are they in a brooder or with mama? They should not have mites if they are his brooder. I am guessing ear iinfection... I don't know about medicating chicks tho...
     
  3. BlazeJester

    BlazeJester Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Post this in "emergencies" section for more immediate replies.
     

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