Had mites- now losing feathers: Normal?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by erinchelsea, Feb 14, 2012.

  1. erinchelsea

    erinchelsea Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hens (just under a year old) just had mites. We dusted them with Sevin and haven't seen any more mites. They seem to be still losing a lot of feathers though. They look terrible! I don't think it's a true molt because I'm still getting about 12 eggs a day, from 17 hens. Is there anything else I should do?
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Are you sure they are clear of mites?

    Birds are constantly shedding and regrowing feathers. Generally it is not that noticeable until they go through a hard molt. Maybe your birds are just going through one of the mini molts.

    Good luck.
     

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