Does anyone know what this is caused from?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DimondaleBergs, Sep 10, 2013.

  1. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sure hope someone can help me with this. About two days ago I noticed that one of my hens looked a little rough around her behind. The pictures below are from two days ago...today, she looks a little worse....I didn't get pictures today though.
    Can someone tell me what this is from? And what I should do (if anything) to help her? We have no roo's and she's eating and laying fine.
    Thanks


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  2. Fred's Hens

    Fred's Hens Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

    Is she 17 months old? How long has it been since you've dusted the birds?
     
  3. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Fred,
    No she's not quite 7 months old. I haven't dusted them....didn't know I needed to....this is my first flock of chickens :)
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Looks like it could be mites and/or lice, I would dust them with 5% Sevin dust or poultry dust... You'll also nee to treat their coop/perches/nesting boxes.

    -Kathy

    Note: Do not waste your money on DE, it won't work, I know, I tried!
     
  5. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, Kathy :)
    I will go get some today! I'm going to change their bedding this week also. Do I just sprinkle it on the girls? LOL I've dusted my garden before, but never living creatures! lol
    Oh...and I haven't noticed any of the others with the issue, but I will dust them just the same. LOL I'm always seeing them in their little dust bowls that they dig in the run...lol
     
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  6. DimondaleBergs

    DimondaleBergs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Last weekend I dusted the girls with powder I found for mites at Family Farm and Home. They didn't have any of the DE 5%. I also changed all the bedding in their next boxes, the shavings on the floor of the coop, and even sprinkled some in the run. Do I need to repeat this? And if so..how often? I also have noticed that some of the girls have feathers missing from their bellies. How do I know if this is working? I don't want my girls naked for winter! lol
    Thanks
     

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