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Does this look like it might be mites?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jennyhaschicks, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    One of my hens has been missing feathers under her chin for quite some time. I posted about this awhile ago but I had not included pics. I looked on her many times and can't find anything that would look like mites to me.
    Here she is-
    [​IMG]

    The feathers just don't grow nor does she lose anymore at all. This has been like this like this since I got her about 3 months ago.
     
  2. pbjmaker

    pbjmaker Overrun With Chickens

    May 9, 2008
    Central Iowa
    My D'uccles recently did the same thing. I assumed the other hens were picking them out - makes them look funny.
     
  3. shay20

    shay20 Shay's Flock of Fun

    Jul 31, 2008
    in the wild, Mass
    I dont think it would be mights, you would see them under her wings. When mine had mights they never lost any feathers. It just looks more like another might have plucked them off, this happened to my polish when he was ababy and now his top head feathers never grow in the righr way.
     
  4. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    Weird. It's only this one girl that is having trouble. Maybe it's a defect. She might not grow any feathers here?? [​IMG]
     
  5. HorseFeathers

    HorseFeathers Frazzled

    Apr 2, 2008
    Southern Maine
    We have a hen with a bare chin too (she's an EE so it looks really funky). I don't think anything's wrong.
     
  6. chickensducks&agoose

    chickensducks&agoose Chillin' With My Peeps

    your chicken is in your house! lucky bird! I think she may have gone a bit overboard on depilatory cream!
     
  7. Jennyhaschicks

    Jennyhaschicks Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 3, 2008
    Maine
    chickensducks&agoose :

    your chicken is in your house! lucky bird! I think she may have gone a bit overboard on depilatory cream!

    Oh yah, I bring my faves in from time to time for a bit. [​IMG] Dh thinks I am crazy, but at least my kids are on my side.

    I guess I won't worry too much about it then. I will still keep my eye out for mites or anything of that sort.​
     
  8. bigzio

    bigzio Overrun With Chickens

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    Feathers will grow back only after a molt...you will have to wait til then. Then I'll bet they do!

    bigzio
     

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