Feather Picking/Molting/or Mites and Lice?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MrChickenGuy, Apr 15, 2016.

  1. MrChickenGuy

    MrChickenGuy Out Of The Brooder

    May 24, 2015
    My speckled sussex started losing feathers starting in the tail end a couple of weeks ago. I am trying to figure out if it is Picking, Mites/Lice, or natural molt. The feathers are getting fuzzy and shrinking down rather than disappearing all together.

    I don't think it is mites or lice because I have checked her ten times over and found none, and no other hens seem to be affected with this.

    So I am thinking either molt or picking. My Barred Rock has been strangely agressive lately and drew blood on the neck of my Dominique. I haven't seen her pecking at my Sussex though.

    How can I fix this problem? I am not getting rid of the Barred Rock.

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