Bare spots showing up on nearly all my chickens.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Excogitate, Apr 28, 2017.

  1. Excogitate

    Excogitate Out Of The Brooder

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    This pic is of my EE. But my RR has it on back of her neck and another has it below neck on breast. Everyone seems to be happy and healthy otherwise.

    Thoughts? Mites/lice?
     
  2. Hishigata

    Hishigata Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be mites or lice. They tend to congregate and lay eggs at the base of the feathers so check there first. It could also be a bully hen pulling feathers to put the other hens in their place. Keep an eye out for any aggressive behaviour. Otherwise, if you have a rooster they can also cause bald spots on hens they particularly favour.
     

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