Feather fixer

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Grant Wilson, Apr 16, 2015.

  1. Grant Wilson

    Grant Wilson Out Of The Brooder

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    Does feather fixer really help prevent mites? If so, how?
     
  2. Grant Wilson

    Grant Wilson Out Of The Brooder

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    Anyone know?
     
  3. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    No.

    Feather fixer is a food formulation that is sold to aid in growing new feathers. No new feathers are ever grown unless the old feather or feather shaft is either manually removed or falls out naturally.
     
  4. Grant Wilson

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    Oh. It' says that it does
     
  5. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    I know this is an old thread, and it may be that feather fixer is a different formula than the origianl -- because it used to say it got rid of mites. Seems that the current advertising doesn't mention mites or having a miticide.....

    Just bought a small sized bag at TSC to assist one of my chickens with his molt -- and wondered about the mite medication in it. Anyone have any recent news?

    ETA Perhaps found my own answer here on BYC -- maybe there is a formula of feather fixer with "mite-fighter" and one without? anyone know?

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/825038/nutrena-feather-fixer/10
     
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