Mites or pecking?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by Jodraymond, Mar 24, 2018.

  1. Jodraymond

    Jodraymond Hatching

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    We are fairly new to the chicken world so we're still Leary a lot. How do I know if I have mites or something else or if my chickens are pecking each other? The other hens look fine and the two with feathers missing act fine and are still laying eggs.
     

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  2. Jodraymond

    Jodraymond Hatching

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    *learning a lot (not Leary)
     
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  3. ButtonquailGirl14

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    could you get a closer pic?
     
  4. ButtonquailGirl14

    ButtonquailGirl14 Crossing the Road

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    looks like pecking for pic one, cant see pic 2.
     
  5. The Phantom

    The Phantom I love birds!!!

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    Do you have a rooster?
     
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  6. Jodraymond

    Jodraymond Hatching

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    I'll try to get a better picture and No we don't have a rooster.
     
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  7. Jodraymond

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    Is this any better?
     

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  8. Angeline1978

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    Looks like pecking or bite. This is a nasty question but do you have rats? Mostly they want eggs but I have seen instances where they will attack chickens when roosting or in nests to get the eggs.
     

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