My chickens are sick - lost feathers on breasts

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by redsullivan, Jan 16, 2011.

  1. redsullivan

    redsullivan Out Of The Brooder

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    I recently had a chicken who got sick and died. She started with a thinning tail but seemed fine. Then suddenly she lost the feathers on her breast, got very thin/weak and died. I now have two more who have lost the feathers on their breasts and have the thinning tails - they seem ok health wise so far but I'm scared. Does anyone know what this might be?
     
  2. easttxchick

    easttxchick Lone Star Call Ducks

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    It could be lice/mites.
    I'd dust them with some Sevin dust(avoid the eyes/face).
     
  3. redsullivan

    redsullivan Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you! I will try that. [​IMG]

    Darlene
     

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