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featherless bellies on my broilers!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by atvlove24, Apr 14, 2007.

  1. atvlove24

    atvlove24 New Egg

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    my chicks feathers on their bellies are disapearing on some i can see their skin/bellies! i dont know what to do or why this is caused.? i have a good bedding...pine shavings couple inches deep! what do i need to do to get their bellie feathers back??? or is this normal? yeah i'm new at all this! i really need some tips on health for them!!!
     
  2. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    For broilers I think that tends to be normal. Look them over to make sure there is no lice or mites and watch them to see if they are pecking them of themselves.
     
  3. atvlove24

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    ok and one of them has a pasty vent my FFA teacher said to give them asprin but i dont know how??
     
  4. Wes in Tx

    Wes in Tx Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I wouldn't give aspirin for pasty vent. To treat that you need to wash t good in warm water and then start feeding them so plain active culture yogurt. Also watch the heat in the brooder as to hot and that will cause pasty butt also. If you need to give aspirin you crush it up and mix in a gallon of water. The dosage is five 5 grain per gallon of water.
     

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