1. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How do I tell if it's mites or from picking? I will try to get a picture later but I have my kids and wasn't able to catch the chicken. It's only on one chicken about a quarter size patch near the spine above the hip area.

    To give a little background we live in the woods and they do have a good dust area. Nothing added in it. I did recently cut back their free range time due to them tearing up the yard. It's 10 chickens in a double sized dog kennel plus a med size shed for a coop. No new chickens they've all lived together for a year. No rooster but I have seen them mount each other.
     
  2. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    If it's mits you should see little bugs crawling around, and eggs at the base of their feathers
     
  3. hilltopchicks77

    hilltopchicks77 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well hubs said he noticed it over the weekend and it hasn't grown in size so I guess that's good. Just a bald spot no scabs or blood
     
  4. Poultry parent

    Poultry parent Chillin' With My Peeps

    It could just be that a few were pulled out somehow, I wouldn't really call it picking unless it gets worse
     

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