HELP! Chickens are loosing bum feathers including roo. PICS

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cruzin4us, Mar 25, 2016.

  1. Cruzin4us

    Cruzin4us Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 31, 2015
    My chickens are losing feathers around their bums. At first I thought it was because I had too many roos with my hens but I got rid of all but 1 and I have 25 hens. Now I noticed my roo is experiencing the same problem. They free range when I'm home otherwise they are in. Critter Proof Fort Knox run. All are approx 6.5 months old. I watch them carefully and there are no feather pickers. I changed feed about 1 month ago from Purina Layer pellets to Kalmbach Natural Layer pellets that I puchased off Amazon. Could this be mites or fleas? They are getting a Sevin treatment tomorrow. I believe this isn't a molt. Thoughts?[​IMG]
  2. 235chickens

    235chickens Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 1, 2015
    With my chickens
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