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Loosing feathers

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by donnanadtom, Jul 7, 2011.

  1. donnanadtom

    donnanadtom New Egg

    May 30, 2010
    Two of my RIR's are missing feathers on their backsides, where the egg comes out. We don't have a rooster. What is happening?
  2. sonew123

    sonew123 Poultry Snuggie

    Mar 16, 2009
    onchiota NY
    Quote:they could be molting-or have you checked for lice and mites???
  3. Tamilulu

    Tamilulu Out Of The Brooder

    May 13, 2011
    Capron, Virginia
    I was going to suggest mites, also. I just got over a mini-mite outbreak. I could not figure why my chicks feathers were curly, so I watched them and it was because they were chasing mites so hard on their skin, the feathers were curling from moving them. I moved htem all and sprayed the brooders, put sevin dust in the adult dusting areas. Seems under control now--whew!

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