- Jul 5, 2012
I live in PA and this winter I noticed my 2 hens had a few scabs on their combs. None of the other chickens had anything so we thought it was from the cold and made some changes to the hen house to keep it warm. The weather has improved and their combs still look scabby and now their back feathers are missing. Egg production has been steady, 1 egg each, everyday since the Fall. I checked for mites but I'm not sure exactly what I am looking for.... I thought it might be our rooster being a little too aggressive but I haven't caught him in the act. We also have 5 silkies in with our Leghorns. This past week I heard 3 of them crowing! We found them a new home so they will be leaving this weekend. I'm not sure if they have a disease or if the roosters are to blame. HELP! It looks horrible and I want to fix the problem.