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post #61 of 65

I have also had this problem recently. I'm wondering if my roosters aren't the problem. I'm getting ready to move them into a bigger space. Maybe that will help. 

 

I wanted to speak to dipping them. I did a wash for mites one time that I found on here. Dawn soap mixture in one bucket, clean water in the next bucket then a vinegar wash in the last one. Repeat in 7 days. It was a pain, but it finally got rid of the mites. I haven't had a problem since.

 

Now, I have this vent problem. I haven't seen mites. I have a few who are getting plucked on their backs, so maybe that is what is happening around their vent also.. like everyone else, it's only a couple of them. However, we do also have mice/rats. They are terrible this year.  I'm wondering if they carry some diseases that are affecting the birds. Hard to know.

 

I'm ramping up nutrition, moving to a larger pen, and dusting them. We shall see. 

post #62 of 65
I see that a lot of you guys are having this problem mine is a little different as my chicks are only 4 weeks old. The pic is a little blurry but her bottom is red, bald, runny, bleeding and her vent is hard to see. I just found this yesterday, they are in the garage so I check them frequently. I didn't pay much attention because they were getting their feathers in so they do look bald in spots, but this seems infected. Eathers missing on her stomach, but not red, looks nirmal for this age. Fethers missing on her neck in a spot the sz of a quarter, looks red. Should I separate her,they are on some organic food and some medicated food. Water and food changed daily as they poop in it all the time. The kennel they are in is cleaned and bedding changed weekly. I hv never anythig like this before. HELP!
post #63 of 65
I see that a lot of you guys are having this problem mine is a little different as my chicks are only 4 weeks old. The pic is a little blurry but her bottom is red, bald, runny, bleeding and her vent is hard to see. I just found this yesterday, they are in the garage so I check them frequently. I didn't pay much attention because they were getting their feathers in so they do look bald in spots, but this seems infected. Eathers missing on her stomach, but not red, looks nirmal for this age. Fethers missing on her neck in a spot the sz of a quarter, looks red. Should I separate her,they are on some organic food and some medicated food. Water and food changed daily as they poop in it all the time. The kennel they are in is cleaned and bedding changed weekly. I hv never anythig like this before. HELP!
post #64 of 65
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I see that a lot of you guys are having this p
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Originally Posted by Tally Chick View Post

I see that a lot of you guys are having this problem mine is a little different as my chicks are only 4 weeks old. The pic is a little blurry but her bottom is red, bald, runny, bleeding and her vent is hard to see. I just found this yesterday, they are in the garage so I check them frequently. I didn't pay much attention because they were getting their feathers in so they do look bald in spots, but this seems infected. Eathers missing on her stomach, but not red, looks nirmal for this age. Fethers missing on her neck in a spot the sz of a quarter, looks red. Should I separate her,they are on some organic food and some medicated food. Water and food changed daily as they poop in it all the time. The kennel they are in is cleaned and bedding changed weekly. I hv never anythig like this before. HELP!
roblem mine is a little different as my chicks are only 4 weeks old. The pic is a little blurry but her bottom is red, bald, runny, bleeding and her vent is hard to see. I just found this yesterday, they are in the garage so I check them frequently. I didn't pay much attention because they were getting their feathers in so they do look bald in spots, but this seems infected. Eathers missing on her stomach, but not red, looks nirmal for this age. Fethers missing on her neck in a spot the sz of a quarter, looks red. Should I separate her,they are on some organic food and some medicated food. Water and food changed daily as they poop in it all the time. The kennel they are in is cleaned and bedding changed weekly. I hv never anythig like this before. HELP!
post #65 of 65
New feathers coming in itch. Try giving some dry cat food once a day. Extra protien. Also change bedding & dust w kitten flea powder. I use flea powder all year long in bedding.
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