bare rump- lice, mites, or over affectionate roo? PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mener6896, Jan 19, 2010.

  1. mener6896

    mener6896 Songster

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    I'm not sure of the difference. I have 2 hens (out of 31) that have lost feathers on their backside. I picked them up and couldn't see any mites, or anything. I'm not sure what I'm looking for. The skin is red/dry/cracked, and some feathers appear as if they have broken off. Is this from an agressive roo (I have 3) or is there another problem? I didn't know why it would be only 2 hens instead of all if it were the roos. Thanks!

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    mener6896 Songster

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    could this be lice even though I didn't see any? I hope someone knows and can help me!!
     
  3. PandoraTaylor

    PandoraTaylor RT Poultry n Things

    Jun 29, 2009
    Alaska
    Roosters pick favorites.

    lol and yeah I have 34 hens with 1 Rooster and I have 6 barebacked hens at all times!
     
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    does this look like yours? Is it from the roo or is there another issue?
     

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