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  1. Rayelene

    Rayelene Chirping

    Feb 3, 2015
    New Zealand
    I noticed last week a couple of my girls have lost some feathers a the back of their wings. Wondered if it was this was due to a randy old rooster (he never stops). But today, while looking at them I see that most of them now have feathers missing and some even bald patches under their wings. It is spring time here and they are all laying so they should not be moulting. My first thought was lice. I can't see anything but I have no idea what I am looking for. Their coop has had a total change of shavings and clean out. They have a huge dust bath area and use it all the time. I occasionally throw in some diatomaceous earth to the dust bath area. If this is lice .. what else can I do? Could I put the diatomaceous earth in the coop among the shavings? Or maybe directly on the girls? Thanks in advance :)
    Last edited: Sep 27, 2015

  2. Chicken Girl1

    Chicken Girl1 Queen of the Coop

    Mar 3, 2015
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