Hen's got issues!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Mommalovesherchicks, May 20, 2011.

  1. Mommalovesherchicks

    Mommalovesherchicks New Egg

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    We have 8 RI Red hens; two or three have bald behinds; I noticed one is very thin on covering up front. What is it and what do I do?
    Thanks.
     
  2. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    First off, [​IMG]

    Have you checked carefully for mites? Are there any feather pickers amongst them?
     
  3. Gaelio

    Gaelio Out Of The Brooder

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    Are there any roosters among them? If so, the roosters will pull out the hind feathers in their zeal. If not, you might have a hen who is just plain mean and pulls out the other ladies' tail feathers!
     
  4. Mommalovesherchicks

    Mommalovesherchicks New Egg

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    Thanks for the replies.

    No feather pickers; haven't seen any mites - not sure what they would look like, but haven't seen any on eggs or coop, etc., as I've heard described.

    No roosters, all happy hens; aren't distressed.

    How do I treat for mites?

    Thanks.
     
  5. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:Here's a link to pictures of mites and lice, just in case. Mine haven't had any, so I haven't seen them up close and personal. It's advised to check the vent area and under the wing areas first off for mites...
     

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