In the Brooder
- Jun 3, 2014
I am new to this and maybe overly concerned but 2 out of 7 hens (9 weeks old) have a reddish looking rash by their beak and cheek area. They are not over crowded,the coop is new and all wood is painted, I clean ALL the time, use pine shavings, they get plenty exposure to the out doors with a run and a small fenced in free range yard. A friend said it looked like mites or lice but I searched on the internet and found nothing about lice or mites being on the face. Their feathers are gorgeous, they eat organic grain, fresh grass, berries, and only fruit and vegetable scraps and some wild bird seed. Has anyone else had this ~ would new feathers coming in cause this? I'm freaking out and praying it's not mites ....I did put DE in the coop last week. Thank you!