I checked my girls bellies tonight and they are showing the same signs as Blondie. Lost feathers and slick bare spots, kinda discolored a little. could it be that their laying baskets haven't been cleaned out regularly and bacteria started to get out of control? Just wondering what you all think. tomorrow I'm disinfecting....
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I disinfected the coop yesterday. Now I am wondering if I should treat the two hens I found that are loosing feathers on their belly area. I was wondering if anyone has used tea tree oil and how do you apply it. Im just shooting in the dark here. But I feel in my gut that it is bacterial related.
So I talked to the feed mill guy and he said to get rid of the straw because it carries mites. And I could put pine shavings in there instead. And to give my girls a bath in Dawn. Also to re-disinfect my coop with 10%bleach and water. Also I bought some electrolytes to put in their water. I was wondering about getting them some probiotics too. They are doing pretty good tonight. I did see some pin feathers coming in on one of my girls with the least amount of bald spots. I also dusted them with poultry insecticide. I didn't like doing that. So I am hoping this will help them. time will tell. Thanks for all the help