red mites Feather loss

Discussion in 'Managing Your Flock' started by Wing man, Jan 1, 2017.

is this easy to cure

Poll closed Jan 31, 2017.
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  1. Wing man

    Wing man New Egg

    Jan 1, 2017
    Hi, My chickens have red mites, they are losing feathers in patches, how do I cure them? i am from new zealand


    Thanks Lois
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2017
  2. Teila

    Teila Bambrook Bantams Premium Member

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  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2012
    SW Michigan
    My Coop
    Welcome to BYC!

    Feather loss is not necessarily from red mites.......have you seen the red mites?
    I do not recommend treating for something that has not been positively identified.

    Telling us more about your flock(numbers, ages, genders) and coop(size and pics),
    and where you are located (for climate and options) can help a great deal in solving problems.
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