Feathers broken and white scales?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by grams, Apr 11, 2009.

  1. grams

    grams Out Of The Brooder

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    :(10 month old Ru. Stands puffed up. Eats and drinks. No interest in hens. No other Ru. Broken feathers at base oftail feathers and white something on feathers. Used GS to dust without relief. Please help.
     
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    Cats Critters Completely Indecisive

    Maybe mites?
     
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no the bird is just going thru the molt
    all feathers have a hiteish shat on them when they come out of the foilcle hole in the skin

    the birds sometimes try to reach the shaft to peck it off
    very normal birds
    just make sure they have the prpbiotic recipe to eat

    2 qts of dry crumbles
    4 qts of milk either sweet or sour
    1/2 cup of plain non flavored yogurt

    feed 3-4 tbsp per day to them
    keep unused mix in frig
    or cut the mix down to what is needed

    besure their protein is high enough
    cut the corn outr as it is only 9% protein
    it would be better to feed whole oats( 11% protein) and granite git for grinding the oats
    whole oats are one of the best feeds going
    along with your commercial protein crumbles
     

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