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  1. stjohn19

    stjohn19 Out Of The Brooder

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    Can someone hopefully tell me If this is from mites? ( Not all my chicken have these spot s mostly just my red sex links)

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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Hi[​IMG] Welcome To BYC

    Do you have a rooster?
    How much space do you have for roosting and in your run?

    To me it looks more like a pecking injury. You can apply some BluKote or triple antibiotic ointment to the comb.

    Watch to see if any other chickens are picking/pecking at her comb, during meal/treat time or when jostling for roosting positions at night. If you have a rooster, that would explain the larger area at the back of the comb - but sometimes another hen could cause a place on the comb like that as well.

    FWIW here's some info on lice/mites:
    http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2012/08/poultry-lice-and-mites-identification.html
     
    Last edited: Mar 1, 2017

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