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Is this feather mites?

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Hi,

I have a sizzle hen who has been sitting on eggs for a month or so. She just hatched out one baby a week ago, but the baby died. I moved her to the broody breaker today so she could recover and eat without the larger hens interfering with her. As I moved her, I noticed significant feather loss on her wings and the back of her head; a lot of her "sizzle feathers" are stripped bare or down to stubs, and her body is just covered in fluff instead. Is this the work of feather mites? I've included some pictures. If it is mites, what products can I use for her and the flock?

Thanks!





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http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/08/poultry-lice-and-mites-identification.html

 

Oh the poor dear, trying to ramp up with that going on. 

Possibly she could not regulate her temperature for brooding

due to lack of feathers and loss of stamina.

 

Try this site above. She needs a very good bath and treatment. 

My girls had the norther fowl mites.

Killed one of my girls.

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