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HELP feather picking !

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by Chicken Rob, Apr 12, 2009.

  1. Chicken Rob

    Chicken Rob Out Of The Brooder

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    my feather picking problem keeps getting worse . i sprayed them with blu-kote but that didnt stop it . someone told me put grease on them . i thought it was just 2 barred rocks doing picking ,because they look fine but . the more i watch they all seem to be doing it . egg production way down to under 10 a day with 18 girls ... any good ideas welcome ,,, thanks
     
  2. griffin45

    griffin45 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like lice or mites. Try dusting them with sevin dust. This year was a bad year for lice with all the cold weather. Dust tem when they go in for the night and then again in a week. You should see signs of improvement after two weeks. You should also go ahead a worm if you try the Sevin dust and discard all the eggs for at least 10 days.

    Chris
     

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