eaten up crusty vents what causes this?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animals1981, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    what kind of mites fleas cause the eaten up and crusty vents in chickens??? Also After a chickens vent has been eaten and attacked by mites can it still heal? Some of the hens i bought vents are deformed from such bad mite infestations~!
     
  2. silkiechicken

    silkiechicken Staff PhD Premium Member

    Eaten up crusty vents? Perhaps picking from other birds or self picking. As bad as it sounds, a picture is worth a thousand words.

    Clean up the pest problem and let them heal. They are strong so can probably pull though if they don't have too many other problems.
     
  3. Pine Grove

    Pine Grove Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like they have Northern Fowl mites
     
  4. animals1981

    animals1981 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    yes i dont think the vents ever totally heal as in the crap always sticks to the chewed up vents>>?
     

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