Chicken "itching" problem...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Marilyn B, May 18, 2008.

  1. Marilyn B

    Marilyn B New Egg

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    Hi,

    I have six chickens and they are in a nice chicken house and it is clean. I also have clean bedding for them. My chickens have a problem with itching. I have dusted the place with Pyrethreum (garden and poultry dust) but they still itch and bite themselves. They have lost their feathers underneath and have stopped laying eggs.

    What can I do...or am I doing something wrong? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

    Thanks...

    Marilyn
     
  2. Dawn419

    Dawn419 Lost in the Woods

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    Hi Marilyn and Welcome to BYC! [​IMG]

    Is it possible that they are just molting?

    From the Chicken Glossary at the Learning Center...

    Molt. The annual shedding and renewing of a bird's feathers.

    Dawn​
     
  3. d.k

    d.k red-headed stepchild

    *Have you checked them for mites??
     
  4. nubeechiknmom

    nubeechiknmom New Egg

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    my chickens are itchy too, but I haven't seen anything on them. Are mites viseable , or are they hard to see?
     

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