chapped/dry looking around eyes

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chickenstupid, Jan 8, 2012.

  1. chickenstupid

    chickenstupid New Egg

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    i have a hen or 2 that are a bit dry/chapped around their eyes normal? also have about 25 hens & only maybe 4 r laying (the rir) aracaunas nothing, cochins nothing, all eggs i'm getting r from the same pen (3sussex 1 cock 2 hens 4 rir 1 cock 3hens) i bought the cochins from a guy & there were eggs n the pen but nothing since moving. feeding layer pellets scratch grit oyster shell
     
  2. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Mar 14, 2011
    Don't know about the "chapped" part, but as for the laying...if you're in the northern hemisphere, there's just not enough daylight right now to cause the chickens to lay. Some people choose to use artificial lighting to give their chickens the required 14 hours per day. And some of us choose to go with the natural cycle. I've got 7 girls (3 leghorns, 4 australorps). Only my leghorns have laid in the past 3 months.
     
  3. welasharon

    welasharon Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Check the legs to make sure they don't have scaly leg mites. They will also get on the head. I would go ahead and dip their legs in oil and take a rag with oil on it and wipe the head every couple or few days for a week or two just in case. You can treat them with ivomec pour on but I would use the oil on them any way...with or without the ivomec.
    sharon
     

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