Molting or mites??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Thistledewfarm, Apr 28, 2016.

  1. Thistledewfarm

    Thistledewfarm Out Of The Brooder

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    I have 3 red hens from my flock that look like this.. This one is the worse.. I tried to look and see if I could see any mites/lice but no luck??

    Any idea?
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  2. Chickengirl864

    Chickengirl864 New Egg

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    One of my hens looks that way. I am knew to the chicken world haha
     
  3. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Do you have a rooster?
     
  4. jennyacid

    jennyacid New Egg

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    A few of my girls look like this, as well. No lice or mites, though I sprinkled them with DE anyway. I cleaned out the co-op, as well. Mine are all acting normal....except one. I have one that is keeping to herself and has some soiled vent feathers. I'm following!
     
  5. Tina Warne

    Tina Warne New Egg

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    I have several hens that look like that. My boys(roosters) add to the messed up feathers. But I have caught mice on my girls. They only chew the feathers thankfully.
     
  6. Thistledewfarm

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    Yes I do have a rooster.. And the red girls are always with him
     
  7. Wyorp Rock

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  8. Thistledewfarm

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    Thanks I honestly never even thought about my rooster being the calprite but it makes sense. I even looked again on them last night and couldn't see any lice/mites..
    We just treated them about a month ago just to be on the safe side anyway.

    Looks like I'll be making some saddles for those 3 girl [​IMG]

    Thanks WR
     
  9. Wyorp Rock

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    Sounds good![​IMG]
     
  10. Thistledewfarm

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    In case anyone comes across this post this chicken was in deed moulting! [​IMG] She has now gotten most of her feathers back!
     

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