1. curlycue212

    curlycue212 Out Of The Brooder

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    every year my rooster looses his feathers on his back from behind the wings to his tail feathers. i put diatomateceous earth out every time i clean the pen, and none of the other birds ever lose feathers either. any ideas?
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Mites are a possibility, though so is feather picking. If it is mites, you will need to use an effective product, such as a permethrin or pyrethrin product. Perhaps this will help:

    http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ig140
     

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