1. jools22

    jools22 Out Of The Brooder

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    one of my rir is losing feathers at a rapid rate. I found mites on them so i have dusted and they seem to have gone. The leghorns didnt have any ,neither did my astrolorp. The reds all had them. Is this the cause of the feather loss? I live in australia and it is winter here so i dont think it is just general moulting. Even her legs are bald
     
  2. HorseFeatherz NV

    HorseFeatherz NV Eggink Chickens

    Yes, it could be.

    The coop also needs to be treated, and everything retreated in 7-10 days to kill the nits that have hatched.

    I do not know exactly how helpful this US article will be, but would think mites are mites/lice are lice - and treatment should apply. http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8162.pdf
     

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