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

    Aug 24, 2011
    Hartsville, SC
    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

    Aug 2, 2011
    Midway, GA
    Post this in "emergencies" section for more immediate replies.

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