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

    May 23, 2010
    Webster City, IA
    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

    Apr 15, 2009
    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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