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lice, mites, or molting??? pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by aeg1001, Sep 10, 2010.

  1. aeg1001

    aeg1001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    mites, lice, molting???? some chickens are just fine while others are almost bald. they r laying fine......any ideas?
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  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    You need to do a close up visual inspection for lice/mites, here is a reference. http://ohioline.osu.edu/vme-fact/0018.html
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    you dont see lice or mites, it's most likely moult. You would then want to give them extra protein, such as 22% gamebird feed mixed in their regular feed. You can also feed them scrambled or chopped boiled eggs to increase their protein levels. It will take awhile for them to regrow feathers and egg production will slow or stop during this time frame.
     
  3. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    I can't really tell by the pictures; they are too small.
     
  4. aeg1001

    aeg1001 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i know they were moving so fast those were the only quick shots i could get. [​IMG] i will try and get more up later when i have help catching them.
     

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