New here, what's wrong with chickens

MCathey

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Hi. I have 8 chickens. Four of our chickens have dirty butts, the other four do not. (None of the Brahmas, only the brown chickens). They aren't missing feathers, all are eating and drinking fine, acting okay. I don't think I see any obvious signs of mites or lice, however I unused a photo of something that is SO tiny I'm not sure what it is.
We live in Portugal. It's not been damp here yet. I clean the coop weekly with Diatomacous earth, clean their waterers etc. Please help.
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They may have just had some watery foods or they may need worming, it could also be vent gleet. You should wash their bums and trim the feathers around the vent. It won’t hurt to worm them too. See if it clears up after that.

Also, Diatomaceous Earth is completely useless for poultry. It’s a waste of money and can actually be harmful. Use a liquid or powder with Permethrin to effectively treat lice/mites.
 

Hei 20

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Hi. I have 8 chickens. Four of our chickens have dirty butts, the other four do not. (None of the Brahmas, only the brown chickens). They aren't missing feathers, all are eating and drinking fine, acting okay. I don't think I see any obvious signs of mites or lice, however I unused a photo of something that is SO tiny I'm not sure what it is.
We live in Portugal. It's not been damp here yet. I clean the coop weekly with Diatomacous earth, clean their waterers etc. Please help. View attachment 2419669 View attachment 2419673 View attachment 2419674 View attachment 2419675
I am sorry your chickens are going through that. You will find answers here.
And by the way, welcome.
 

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