Question by lightningpaw: My Chicks and ducklings I just recently got have developed a skin rash?
About a week ago I got chicks and ducks and they all live together in a brooding box in my bathroom. I switched out their bedding to pine shavings and then two days later noticed they had developed red, irritated skin and ruffled exposed feathers around the irritated spots. I first noticed it with the ducks and the chickens slightly later on. Any possible advice on causes or solutions?
Answer by Evolution of Demise
Pine shavings often cause an allergic reaction for baby birds. You shouldn’t be using pine as bedding for them. I find old towels are the best thing to use. You should go to the vet and get something for their rash.
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