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  1. sondownchick

    sondownchick Hatching

    Mar 16, 2016
    Ida our Polish hen is losing feathers on her back! Closer examination showed she's got tiny little bugs! Help! We've been at this chicken business for more than 10 years and never had any diseases or bug problems!!!!! What is the next step?

  2. chicklover 1998

    chicklover 1998 Songster

    Sep 30, 2015
    Welcome to BYC, she can be dusted with diatomaceous earth which will kill the insects, give her a bath then dust her with it, clean your coop very well and dust everyone else, if she has it they likely do too, some people will say to use seven dust but it is for use on plants and I don't trust that it is safe for animals.

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