My itchy/scratchy EE. HELP!

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by JensChickies, Sep 27, 2015.

  1. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My sweet little EE, Dottie is having some issues. Moshe is constantly preening herself. There are bald spots on her and I can only assume some type of mires. I have dusted her multiple times with permithium dust, worked her, sprayed her and everything else with poultry protector, and the poor thing won't stop. I have gone out at night looking for creepy crawlies in her vent area and nothing! I ordered her an apron so I'm going to try that next.

    Should I give her a bath??? Will that help? Maybe it's dome type of mite I can't see, but my other hens are perfectly fine. Who knows, maybe she's neurotic.

    Any suggestions????? Any thing will help my poor girl. She's such a sweetie, I really want to help her if I can.
     
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  2. chickengeorgeto

    chickengeorgeto Overrun With Chickens

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    See if she resembles any of these birds with a general unkempt or ratty appearance. If so i think that you have feather or de-pluming mites.
     
  3. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    YES! She looks like I don't take care of my chickens. She does have a bald spot where it seems like she just can't keep new feathers and now she's starting to have bald spots on her neck area.

    How do I treat her???
     
  4. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I will take a picture of her when I get home from work.....she looks beat up!
     
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  6. JensChickies

    JensChickies Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Anybody know how to treat de-blumbing mites?? I have read conflicting things.
     

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