New to chickens I have some questions?

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by C. Doberman, Sep 30, 2011.

  1. C. Doberman

    C. Doberman New Egg

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    Hi everyone I am new to this forum and I wanted to ask some questions so my friend gave me 2 chickens well Roosters to be exact, we have had them for about a month and its getting cold and I was just wondering about building their coup under my porch (since they have just been wondering in my yard) its nice and wide plus I think it could protect them better from the cold but they would still have a little piece of outside land to roam around but today I ran out of their feed yesterday and just bought it today so i took them in to my kitchen and feed them, well I noticed that one of them had this black spots in the red part of his head and so i took some pick to post I have no idea what it is but I am afraid its frost bite even dough it hasn't been that cold but when I was taking the pictures i saw these small really tiny white bugs on its head so please help me out.
    By the way how do you post pic? lol I have no idea

    well thanks in advance.
     
  2. Barred Babies

    Barred Babies Red Roof Farms

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Louisiana! Glad you joined! The little black spots could be where he's been pecked. You'd have to research frost bite on here to really get an idea!! I live in the south so don't know much about frost bite!! [​IMG] Sounds like they might have mites or lice. You need to treat them. You can use 7 dust for that!! Good luck!

    I "think" you have to have posted 10 post before your able to post pics!!
     
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  3. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A shelter under your porch sounds good. How far off the ground is your porch?? They do like to roost off the ground at night. Sounds like they have lice. Not a biggie, just pick up some poultry and garden dust. Or something containing Permethrin...Dust them good, and then repeat in 2 weeks. The spots could be poultry pox. If so they should just dry up and the scabs will fall off. Not much you can do, but let it run it's course. If you are worried, you can give them vitamins and electrolytes. Won;t hurt and might help boost their immune systems.

    Others may have more advice. Everyone finds different things and approaches that work well for them.

    Glad you joined us!!
     
  4. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from WA. glad you joined us [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  5. C. Doberman

    C. Doberman New Egg

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    thanks everyone do you guys have any idea were i could get my hand on that poultry dust, and the porch its pretty high up I can go in there and just bend down a little bit (but i am really short so...) but I could make it pretty high up for them to rest I plan to get some hens as well, i think he may have just gotten pecked but Idk.
    I also think that one might have gotten his red thing trimmed (no idea what its called) you know how they do it when they are going to be trained to fight, but that's by far the only thing I have notice, since its not aggressive and I don't know if roosters are some times born with out them, it just looks like a red blob on top of its head.

    thanks
     
  6. deserthotwings

    deserthotwings Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you know what type of chickens they are or could you describe them ? The one with the stubby comb (thats what it is called) could be a rose comb.
     
  7. AZBootsie

    AZBootsie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    thanks everyone do you guys have any idea were i could get my hand on that poultry dust, .........

    thanks

    Any feed store should have it.​
     
  8. jtbrown

    jtbrown Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome [​IMG]. Glad you are here [​IMG]. There are lots of informative pages on chicken anatomy on here, I downloaded a picture just so I could use it to get familiar with terms. Good luck to you!
     
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  10. ChickensXOXO

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