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Molting or Mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by egg yoke, Feb 8, 2012.

  1. egg yoke

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    Hello
    i have 5 months chickens and they are starting to lay eggs. One of my black chicken is losing all her feathers on her rear end and rear feather. It is getting pretty bad where are can see the skin. Now today i noticed another one is doing the same thing. Not sure if it is molting or mites, i checked once and i couldn't see any bugs, i really not sure what to look for it, am i supposed to see little black bugs moving around? are they usually on the skin or inside their feathers? I heard to use seven? (not sure if spelled right) but i do not want to use it before i hear some advices and suggestions. Thanks
     
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    CMV Flock Mistress

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