1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Pecked, or mites?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by jam8961, May 2, 2016.

  1. jam8961

    jam8961 Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    24
    May 1, 2016
    Colorado
    Had my husband pick up an Easter egger and a rhode island red for mexample a couple days ago. The Red has booboos on its back, and the base of its tail feathers are bare. The Easter egger looks fine, so I'm thinking it's from being pecked at, but not sure. It does look slightly better in just the couple days we've had her.
     
  2. Southern Ann

    Southern Ann Chillin' With My Peeps

    101
    2
    61
    Mar 9, 2015
    Texas
    My Coop
    You will be able to see the mites or lice. Just looked on the chest and between the shoulder. Have to look closely and fast because they scatter. Just put some seven dust on them in case it you really think it's a pest. I have some sand in a corner of the coop and always put seven dust on the sand so they can dust themselves.
     
  3. jam8961

    jam8961 Out Of The Brooder

    31
    0
    24
    May 1, 2016
    Colorado
    Thank you! I posted a picture, but am having issues getting them to upload.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by