HELP feather picking !

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

  1. Chicken Rob

    Chicken Rob In the Brooder

    Jul 18, 2008
    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 Songster

    Oct 15, 2008
    South Central Virgina
    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.


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