1. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    our chicken has her feathers all plucked out along her back along with our other two females but they are not as bad. we also had a rooster could he be the problem or do you think it is mites?
     
  2. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    how long as the rooster been gone?

    is it just on her back?

    can you post a picture?
     
  3. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    the rooster has been gone for a week or so now i do not have any pictures on hand i think but i can look yes it is only on the back
     
  4. Dar

    Dar Overrun With Chickens

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    it may just have been from the roo is there any more signs of mites look at her legs
     
  5. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    i dont know anything about mites other than it can cause feather loss the legs have nothing on them since we were holding them today
     
  6. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] it shows the general area of the feather loss but it is a lot worse today it is all red and looks irritated if it is the rooster then the reddness might be caused by the seven we have benn using to get rid of the mites
     
  7. daddyssteeler

    daddyssteeler Out Of The Brooder

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    this pic is what our other two girls look like but this one in the picture is really bad
     
  8. laughingllama75

    laughingllama75 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would say it was your rooster, and it will take a while for those feathers to look normal. The hens will have to molt first, then new feathers will grow back.
     

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