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Losing Feathers on There Bottoms!! HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Foster Reds, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. Foster Reds

    Foster Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    A few of my girls have lost there feathers on there bottoms and the skin is reddish. Unsure what the problem might be!!
    They still seem to be eating fine. Anyone have any Ideas?? Please help!! [​IMG] THANKS
     
  2. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    are they molting?
     
  3. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Have you checked for lice or mites?
     
  4. Foster Reds

    Foster Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    How should I go about that? If so what can I do For that?
     
  5. Foster Reds

    Foster Reds Out Of The Brooder

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    Im Not exactly sure what molting is. Would there bottoms be red?
     
  6. Foster Reds

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    How would my chickens get mites?
     
  7. thebanthams

    thebanthams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Molting its the time of the year when they loose their feathers, and they will grow back after few months. Mites are like fleas only very tiny white spots, you can dust powder for mites if you find some ! red is normal on their butts( I can tell you that its not pretty! I like fluffy butts !)
     
  8. RuthDeBruyn

    RuthDeBruyn New Egg

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    I'm having the same problem and was told that the other chickens may be picking at her.
     

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