- Feb 5, 2012
Hello! I adopted a frizzle rooster a few months ago with some feather damage. About half of his wing feathers look like pieces of straw and his tail is mostly cottony fluff. I didn’t know about depluming mites at the time and assumed it was a protein deficiency. He is growing new feathers meow in his wings and tail. But now that I know about depluming mites, how can I tell if he has active ones? Maybe he was treated for them before I adopted him; I don’t know his history aside from they told them he was too noisy (which isn’t a lie! Lol). None of my hens appear to have any feather issues, considering they’ve been together for about four months at this point.