Last chance

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by patrolman490, Jul 7, 2010.

  1. patrolman490

    patrolman490 Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 5 chickens, 2 Americuanas, 3 RR, The are pecking each others rear ends to the point that there are no feathers left. I have tried everything that has been mentioned on this board, more protein, free ranging, pine tar, blue kote etc. My last effort will be to isolate them one at a time until their feathers grow back, then see what happens. My question is how long should I isolate them. Will the feathers grow back and how long does that take. Their rear ends are right down to the skin. Pretty disturbing to see. If this doesn't work I may have to cull them and start again.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  2. paddock36

    paddock36 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you sure that they are pecking each other and not themselves? Maybe they need a good dusting. I had a hen that looked just like that when I bought her and I dusted her with DE and all her feathers grew back without any more problems. Good luck.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    I'd check them for lice/mites first, visually inspect them. If you see lice/mites use sevin dust to kill them and redust in 10 days. Dust their coop, roosts, nests also. Their feathers probably wont come back til after they molt.
     

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