10 weeks old pullet itching her fether??????

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Omran, Nov 27, 2008.

  1. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    I have a 10 weeks old pullet Buff Orp, and looks to me she is scratching her body alot, when I got her I put poultery poweder on her and on all my birds (against lice ETC) and I put the poweder on her again yesterday.
    She is eating well and drinking,but we put her in a gage and placed her in the house with us away from her sisters,till we find out if everything is normal.
    Any Advise will be appreciated.
    Thanks
    Omran.
     
    Last edited: Nov 28, 2008

  2. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Has she scratched herself to bleeding? Has she lost feathers? Have you checks for leg mites? Just a few thoughts.....
     
  3. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Quote:No there is no Bleading, her legs look perfect, she did not loos any feather, she looks clean and fine that's what makes me wondering!
     
    Last edited: Nov 27, 2008
  4. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Any Body has an Idea please.
     
  5. Crest Acres Girl

    Crest Acres Girl Songster

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    It may be fleas or mites maybe even mosquitoes ? sometimes the powder doesnt get them all... Check through her feathers thoroughly.
     
  6. debilorrah

    debilorrah The Great Guru of Yap Premium Member

    Yes I agree with Nyis. Check her over carefully. It may just turn out that she has dry skin. Us ladies do get that problem. I have one hen that is always scratching at her beak. Not issues, just looks strange. At first I thought something was wrong, but no... she is just strange.
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    I agree with the other posts. Check her out really well.

    I use FOOD GRADE DE, Diatomaceous Earth in the shavings, in their run, where they dust. No problems with flies, fleas, mites, lice or any other pests. I just add some DE periodically.

    We had a daughter's dog as she couldn't keep it where she was staying. Well, recently the dog died at 15 yrs old, and shortly aferwards we had a flea infestation except around the chickens. I believe the DE protected them.
     

  8. CarlaRiggs

    CarlaRiggs Songster

    Does she have a dust bath to use if she wants? This seems to help the hens quite a bit. I'd look at her skin under the feathers and see if there's a problem. Is the skin red or scabby looking? Unless the scratching is really out of hand, I'd take a wait and see attitude.

    Carla
     
  9. Omran

    Omran Songster

    Jul 26, 2008
    Bagdad KY
    Thank you all very much I really appreciated, I looked at her again today and she seems fine and yes she has a plce to get a dirt bath, thanks god she is not doing it as much as before I think she will be ok, and I will keep my eye on her.
    Thanks again.

    Omran.
     

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