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post #11 of 23
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I didn't see any egg clusters, but did see nits (is that the bugs or the eggs? I mean the bugs) on a second gal. Everyone is well dusted as of today. Roo will get dusted tonight. Then I'll be done for the week. I feel bad for never examining them before! Now I'm noticing more issues! Two of my new hens got feather picked pretty bad while at the auction I bought them at. I thought they were healed but noticed fresh blood today. Do you think they are still getting picked at causing bleeding? Or are their broken feathers just susceptible to injury while they play? I have an old Christmas tree I could imagine scratching them. The littlest one I call Chicken Little. She is SO anxious and screeching all the time. She runs away and do getting a picture was tough.


post #12 of 23

Nits are lice eggs.

There's some good pics here http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/08/poultry-lice-and-mites-identification.html

 

If bird is bleeding.....you may want to look close and see if maybe pin (new)feathers are growing in, they are filled with blood and susceptible to breaking and bleeding.

https://www.google.com/search?q=pin+feathers+on+chickens&rlz=1C1KMZB_enUS596US600&espv=2&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiFp_yJ5NTSAhUH9YMKHRO9DRAQ_AUIBygC&biw=1340&bih=713

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #13 of 23
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So helpful as always!!! Thank you for holding my hand through this! I think that is what's happening. Should I keep them separate still just in case the blood draws pecking?
post #14 of 23

That may be a good idea, at least until it won't be an issue. No need to get things started on the wrong foot, right? :)

Hello from 2 adorable black ameraucanas and 3 spunky barred rocks!
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Hello from 2 adorable black ameraucanas and 3 spunky barred rocks!
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post #15 of 23
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Oh and I haven't seen any nits, just louse
post #16 of 23

Louse? Louses? How do you even say that, lol :)

Hello from 2 adorable black ameraucanas and 3 spunky barred rocks!
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Hello from 2 adorable black ameraucanas and 3 spunky barred rocks!
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post #17 of 23
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I almost have my chick play pen complete so that will be the perfect chicken hospital!

Ok friends, one other new thing I've seen! I will ask but also do some research! One of my hens has some dark, solid grey odd things either used to be feathers or is on her feathers around her vent. I can't tell if she is dirty or if something is wrong. I hope the picture is good enough to see. She seems to be a little bothered if I touch them.


Edited by ChxLadyCass - 3/13/17 at 8:20pm
post #18 of 23

I'd need a better picture to tell, but it looks like dried poop. You can soak a paper towel in warm water, then soak the vent-area feathers in the paper towel (gently) to try to remove it

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post #19 of 23
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Quote:
Originally Posted by peopleRanimals2 View Post

Louse? Louses? How do you even say that, lol smile.png

Haha no idea! I have never heard it until that article!u
Edited by ChxLadyCass - 3/13/17 at 8:21pm
post #20 of 23
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I thought my girls were so spoiled until joining this website! Haha they are fine, but I am learning so much!! I just wish they were more used to me. They act so terrified of me!
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