Lice, mites, or just pecking?

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by crochetchickens, Jun 22, 2017.

  1. crochetchickens

    crochetchickens In the Brooder

    Apr 11, 2017
    2 of my hens are losing feathers around their necks. Trying to see if it's lice, mites, or just pecking....took some close up photos but I don't really see any lice or mites....or am I not seeing what I need to be seeing?? Skin underneath doesn't look irritated either so I'm inclined to think they are pecking each other....laying is fine and they aren't acting differently.....have dusted with DE just in case...

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  2. Barnyard_chickens

    Barnyard_chickens In the Brooder

    Jun 19, 2017
    Looks like pecking but if you check under the wings that's where lots of mice hide

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