Losing feathers on back side

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by max13077, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    A couple of my chickens have lost their feathers on their tails. I thought it was just birds picking on each other. But now I’ve noticed that a lot of them have feathers missing. At the base of the tail where the feathers are missing the skin is scaly looking and white with sore looking red patches. Their feathers are not too good looking either. IE some of the fibers are broken. I thought it was mites or fleas or something, however I can’t find any. Any thoughts?
  2. chickabator

    chickabator Songster

    Nov 30, 2007
    maybe moulting but to be on the safe side get some 7dust and powder them down also feed extra protein it will help with the feather regrowth
  3. max13077

    max13077 Songster

    Forgive my naïveté, but what is 7 dust, and where can I get it?

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