Insect pest

nicolette

Chirping
Jul 25, 2016
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I live in northern California & we've been getting our 1st few days of 100 degree weather for the 1st time. I just notice that at least one out of my 16 hens has a bare red spot on her behind. What is this? Mites, lice or flea? & how do I treat it? Can you ever get rid of them? I also let my chickens out to free range. Does that make whatever is getting them worse? 0524171926a.jpg 0524171926a.jpg
 

LittlePip21

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Feb 5, 2017
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I'm not sure what it is, but you can check for parasites by parting the feathers, I would check the vent, head and stomach. If she has lice or mites there will be little clumps of eggs at the base of the feathers. Can you get a closer look at the sore? Maybe it's some kind of boil or wound? Hope this helps!
 

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