In the Brooder
- Apr 28, 2013
I noticed the other day, that one of my chickens was missing feathers on her back. Though maybe she was being picked on (we don't have a rooster) watched her throughout the week and she seemed to be doing better. Noticed today that I have 4 other's with the same thing happening. Wondering now if there is something more serious. I have 5 different breeds at it just seems to be affecting 3 of them. After researching on here I am wondering if its mites or lice. went out with a flash light to look but that was a chore and I can't really tell anything. I just want to make sure I understand correctly, if it is lice/mites I need to dust the chickens and entire coop with Sevin and then repeat in 7 days. Also want to check and make sure that we can still eat the eggs. We have a flock of 22 and 12 babies in the house so I want to make sure we get the problem fixed before we add them to the flock. I thank you in advance for your tips!