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Something is wrong and I'm not sure what - pics inside

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These were the best pics I could get, as I had to hold the chicken while my 4 year old shot pics with my cell phone :-( This morning I went out to feed the girls and I noticed 2 of our 4 BO's with dirty looking butts and bald spots under their vents. One is broody and I've been keeping her in a makeshift pen within the run during the day, but she's not one of the ones with the icky butt. Is this mites? I don't know what else it could be. I dusted their butts with DE when I found it, but I'm unsure what else to do. Does anyone with some experience know?
Edited by ChickenHawk12 - 5/17/16 at 7:55am
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I am by far NO expert but just to make sure, Have you seen any mites? Sit for a long time and examine at many times of day (some bugs come out a certain times, or only in the coop) and look for ANYTHING moving. 

 

Its a stretch but maybe she's going broody? I've heard of some bad broody cases or some bad over breeding cases... but It's probably some bugs or mites sadly....

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A proud member of 4h and a strong bearer of the Pacific Northwest and its Cold, not to mention a chicken mommy of 3 Cochins, 1 Sicilian Buttercup, 2 Bantam EE, 1 RIR/EE Mix, 1 Mille Fleur Booted Bantam, and 2 bantam OEGB's, a Black Bearded Silkie and a double laced silver Plymouth Bantam!
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Thank you. Unfortunately I think it could be lice. Ew :-(
Edited by ChickenHawk12 - 5/17/16 at 2:04pm
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