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Mites/Lice OR Picking???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rctcinnv, Jul 28, 2014.

  1. rctcinnv

    rctcinnv Hatching

    Nov 14, 2010
    My girls molted several months ago, the Black Austrolopes seemed like they were taking much longer to get feathers back, then I became concerned, did some reading on this forum and decided I must have a mite/lice problem. After dusting them twice, and the coops, things are getting worse!! I guess the simplest questions i have that I think could help are "with a mite/lice infestation does it make sense that one breed would be affected and not the other in the same enclosure?" and "with a mite/lice problem, do the feathers come off at skin level or can they break off half way down"? The previously unaffected birds are now losing the top half of feathers mostly at the tailhead area. Picking???? I so appreciate any help anyone can give….I have had chickens for many years and this is a first for me…. TIA


  2. 273816

    273816 Chirping

    Apr 10, 2014
    Have you tried finding other threads like this? That might be of some help. Unfortunately, I can't help you but I will keep an eye out for any helpful information.

    Best of luck,
    Rachel. [​IMG]
  3. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chirping

    Sep 3, 2013
    I personally think that's feather picking, but I would dust all the chickens down with some Lice/Mite powder and check for mites in the coop anyway.
  4. iwiw60

    iwiw60 Crowing

    Jan 27, 2014
    Central Oregon

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