Lice or mites

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Pjchicks, Aug 19, 2014.

  1. Pjchicks

    Pjchicks Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't see any thing on my chicken, but she is losing feathers?
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  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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  3. BantamLover21

    BantamLover21 Overrun With Chickens

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    How old is she? It looks like she's molting, which is common in hens at this time of year. If molting is the case, you should start seeing feathers growing in within a few weeks.

    If not molting, it looks like damage caused by a rooster mating her or other birds pecking her. I would observe your flock for an hour or so and see if anybody is picking on this hen too much.
     

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