Bare Bums MITES OR MOLT?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by sutphindanesnchickens, Feb 22, 2009.

  1. sutphindanesnchickens

    sutphindanesnchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone have an answer at this hour? I have several hens that are bare bummed til bout mid stomach absolutely no feathers? do I have a pest problem?
    CONFUSED AS USUAL
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Probably. Most here use food grade DE for prevention and/or Sevin dust to treat. Do you see mites/little critters?
     
  3. sutphindanesnchickens

    sutphindanesnchickens Out Of The Brooder

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    no not at all
     
  4. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Did you check for mites by going in at night with a flashlight, as suggested in another thread?
    Some hens do get bare around their vent from laying.
     
  5. MoodyChicken

    MoodyChicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What breed of chicken are they and how old are they?

    Hard feathered breeds are known to naturally have bare spots.

    If they have Naked Neck/Turken blood, they may be missing the abdominal feather tract.

    If they're mites, you'll find bugs on the bird or in the coop (dark corners). Check at night, some species only feed at night.
     
  6. sinewsworn1

    sinewsworn1 New Egg

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    Saw a thread staing that Sevin dust shold be used to control mites. Is there a spray (liquid) that contains the correct percentage of carbaryl?
     
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