How do you tell if it's mites or moult?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 10happychickens, Jun 7, 2010.

  1. 10happychickens

    10happychickens New Egg

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    Thanks for all the dusting info. Our hen suspected of having mites has a small balding spot on her neck. I've dusted that area and also the vent. Vent area looks pretty normal except for a couple black dots (can't tell if it's poo dust or mites) and what looks like new feathers coming out. How do you tell if it's a new feather or a feather that's been chewed on? We're totally new at this, so any help is appreciated.
    Thanks again!
     
  2. LarryPQ

    LarryPQ Easter Hatch!!

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    Bugs would leave egg sacks. You could also check at night with a flashlight, when the bugs are active.

    Do you have a roo? A bald spot on the back of the neck could be from him "hanging on"
     
  3. MotherJean

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  4. 10happychickens

    10happychickens New Egg

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    No, we don't have a rooster. When I pull back the feathers in the balding spot, there are new feathers coming out, but the bald place has small red bumps. Is that normal?
     

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