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Hi,

I have six chickens and they are in a nice chicken house and it is clean. I also have clean bedding for them. My chickens have a problem with itching. I have dusted the place with Pyrethreum (garden and poultry dust) but they still itch and bite themselves. They have lost their feathers underneath and have stopped laying eggs.

What can I do...or am I doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks...

Marilyn

post #2 of 4

Hi Marilyn and Welcome to BYC! frow

Is it possible that they are just molting?

From the Chicken Glossary at the Learning Center...

Molt. The annual shedding and renewing of a bird's feathers.


Dawn

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...I heard them bikers talkin' 'bout ridin' Hawgs and checkin' out Chicks...
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Happily homesteading in Sharp County Arkansas
...I heard them bikers talkin' 'bout ridin' Hawgs and checkin' out Chicks...
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post #3 of 4

*Have you checked them for mites??

--d.k ; East Coast, FL. 16Dec2010 -- 1 White Hen, the "Miss Perky" + 2 rowdy, rapidly growing kittens, namely"Yeti Bear", and "Sissy" (aka "Frickles").
RIP My Sweet,  Very Greatly Missed "Miss Chook";  I miss you every day, Momma's Little Girl....
and  "Miss Ginger", family dog,  friend,  protector against all threats,  whether real and imagined, for 12 years.
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--d.k ; East Coast, FL. 16Dec2010 -- 1 White Hen, the "Miss Perky" + 2 rowdy, rapidly growing kittens, namely"Yeti Bear", and "Sissy" (aka "Frickles").
RIP My Sweet,  Very Greatly Missed "Miss Chook";  I miss you every day, Momma's Little Girl....
and  "Miss Ginger", family dog,  friend,  protector against all threats,  whether real and imagined, for 12 years.
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post #4 of 4

my chickens are itchy too, but I haven't seen anything on them. Are mites viseable , or are they hard to see?

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