1. Hillary and friend's eggs

    Hillary and friend's eggs In the Brooder

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    I have an EE who has been loosing neck feathers for quite some time now.[​IMG] At first I thought it may be molting or pecking due to having other hens introduced to her cage. Today I saw her twitching her head around in a weird way as if it was itching. I did some research on mites and found that some burrow into the skin and sometimes cause feathers to fall out. I caught her today and looked her over and she has what looks like tiny holes on her skin in places and red irritated looking skin around the bald spot. I am sorry but I don't know how to post a picture but I will if I can figure it out. Any information on what this may be and how to cure and prevent it would be appreciated.

    Thanks:)
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Songster

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    I would say to dust her with DE or whatever you can get/or have for mites. It won't hurt and might solve your problem.
     
  3. Falcon61

    Falcon61 Chirping

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    Does she take dirt bathes?
     
  4. Hillary and friend's eggs

    Hillary and friend's eggs In the Brooder

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    She does take dirt baths. She like to do it more than any of the others. I often find her in the funniest positions rolling in the dust. [​IMG]
     
  5. Hillary and friend's eggs

    Hillary and friend's eggs In the Brooder

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    Can anyone else help me? [​IMG]
     

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