Can anyone Tell me what this is?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dunnfamilyfarm, Apr 9, 2012.

  1. Dunnfamilyfarm

    Dunnfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Currently only a couple of the 8 i have are exhibiting these signs as you will notice the one on the bottom is clean or at least not showing signs yet the top bird is showing signs. Any ideas I think it could be lice/mites but not sure. ???????
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  2. DamselinFlannel

    DamselinFlannel Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you checked for mites? Hold your chicken and do a close examination. If they have mites or lice, you can see them crawling on the skin. It's gross. If that's what they have, dust them with Sevin or DE. Sevin clears them right up for me.


    They may also be molting.
     
  3. Dunnfamilyfarm

    Dunnfamilyfarm Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I asked a friend at church the picture probably explains better than i do but he said it is still to mild of climate for them to start molting that they dont start till about the hotest part of the summer. idk i did look briefly but couldnt see anything i will look harder this time. i may just go ahead and dust anyway.
     

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