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New poults? What are they and what's this?

Discussion in 'Raising Baby Chicks' started by his4ever, Jul 5, 2011.

  1. his4ever

    his4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    Greetings!

    Some friends of mine are preparing to move so they decided that now was not the time for them to raise chickens. I gladly took the dears. Right now they are temorarly in the brooder to keep them separated from the other chickens, and with how old they are they will need to move out soon!

    I am noticing now that one of them may have a problem. Any ideas? Also, what do you think they are?

    Thanks!

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  2. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look either air or production reds i think the skin problem could be mites or lice infestation i wouldn't put them with the others till its gone and keep hygiene to stop it spreading to the others [​IMG]
     
  3. his4ever

    his4ever Out Of The Brooder

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    I was wondering if it was mites or lice. The place where they were staying did not have any dirt or dust for them to play in. [​IMG]

    Any suggestions on how to get this under control?
     
  4. mrslb333

    mrslb333 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I sprinkle diamatious earth (might have spelled it wrong) in the dust baths to prevent it, however this looks too far gone and some sort of medicinal powder:) would be best I'm not sure what you have as I'm in the UK maybe worth asking others where to get it
     
  5. WVChickenFarmer

    WVChickenFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look a lot like my production red pullet. As for their skin condition. I have no idea. Poor chickens. [​IMG]
     
  6. howfunkyisurchicken

    howfunkyisurchicken Overrun With Chickens

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    It looks to me like they are pecking each other. If you do see evidence of an infestation (bugs, eggs, ect), spray them with some flea and tick spray. Good luck!
     
  7. cmom

    cmom Hilltop Farm

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    They could be Rhode Island Red or Production Red pullets. It looks to me like the bird has been pecked on. If it is some type of infestation you can use seven dust on her too.

    http://www.poultryhelp.com/sevindust.html
     
  8. NYRIR

    NYRIR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:x 2 Right on again cmom [​IMG]
     

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