Bald Backs Getting Worse, DE Not Helping, Any Ideas?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Uncle Marc, Mar 21, 2013.

  1. Uncle Marc

    Uncle Marc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Several of my hens have developed a bald patch in front of their tails on their backs. A few have the same thing around their vents. I was told it could be mites or lice and to use DE. I spread it in their litter and made a dust box filled with it. The problem is spreading.

    Any ideas?
     
  2. mzzdiamonds79

    mzzdiamonds79 New Egg

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    A couiple of my Hens also have this problem. I was wondering if it might be mites. Where do you get De?
     
  3. cjsgrlsx3

    cjsgrlsx3 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I do not have any bald spots on mine but if they do have lice or mites the entire coop will have to be cleaned. I don't know if the DE will do the trick to get rid of an infestation. I also have a thread I just started in here about this very subject. Hope you get some answers. Maybe post some photos. Are you sure they are not molting?
     
  4. Uncle Marc

    Uncle Marc Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I got DE at the feed store.
     

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