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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by budman57, Jan 6, 2013.

  1. budman57

    budman57 Hatching

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    thiking my be lice? how to treat?
     

  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Are you positive that they are not molting?
     
  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Crowing

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    I agree with sourland. Why do think lice?
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    Welcome to BYC :)
     
  5. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] It may be they are just molting. Dust them for lice as a precaution anyway.
     
  6. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

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    This is Big Sister going through a heavy molt.
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    Molting chickens seem to change overnight. This kind of molt will take several week to regrow feathers. Doesn't hurt to add extra protein to the diet during this time.
     
  7. chickenpooplady

    chickenpooplady Songster

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    [​IMG] from Highland County Ohio!!! When mine molted, the first feathers they lost were their neck feathers. Good Luck and God Bless!
     

  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Songster

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio....so glad you joined
     

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