Help not sure what is wrong

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 5138bug, Jan 11, 2017.

  1. 5138bug

    5138bug Out Of The Brooder

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    Not sure looks like some kind of mite I have been treating with permetrin problem started about
    month ago I started treating 3 weeks ago it doesn't look much better.[​IMG]

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  2. PeepersMama

    PeepersMama Living in a galaxy far, far away...

    It looks like she is being overmated. Do you have a rooster? If you do, get her a hen saddle to protect her feathers, and they will grow back. You can also give them some mealworms once a day. It gives them some extra protein which helps them regrow their feathers faster. Key word: SOME, and ONCE a day. Too many mealworms can throw off the nutritional balance that they get in their feed.

    In the other two pictures you posted, she had just taken a dust bath, so her butt fluff was full of dirt. Otherwise I think it looks fine.

    She may very well have mites. Look closely at her face; can you see any bugs crawling around? Check around her vent as well. Lice like to lay their eggs around the base of the feathers. Take a close look at the eggs in the nestbox. If there are any mites hanging out in the boxes, you may catch them crawling on the eggs.
     
  3. 5138bug

    5138bug Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you
     
  4. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She's probably being overmated.Overmating will usually occur when there is a lack of space.Her back is so darn bright it almost made me blind.[​IMG]
    Just to be sure check under her vent and wings for mites although she probably doesn't have it.
     

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