black specks and missing feathers

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by skeeter03, Jun 24, 2010.

  1. skeeter03

    skeeter03 Songster

    Jun 23, 2009
    I have hens with missing feathers some on their back some around the neck and I noticed black specks on their combs.
    is this mites or something.
    and what kind of Sevin dust are you all talking about exactly - lol the same I use on my garden cause the label on that says
    : do not inhale do not have contact with skin and all that good stuff.
    And I dont trust the local feedstore people at all when it comes to asking them for that kind of stuff cause they I think know less then I do which isnt very much
  2. MotherJean

    MotherJean Songster

    Yep, it's the same Sevin dust I use on my plants. It's very effective in treating for mites and lice. I've used it with no ill effects for me or the girls. Here's a link that might help you decide what you're dealing with:

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