Red skin, losing the colored part of feathers please help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rachelwright, Feb 20, 2017.

  1. rachelwright

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    Hi guys. I've posted about this bird before, but she is getting worse. I thought she was molting at first, but this is unlike any molt I've ever seen. [​IMG][/IMG]

    She's acting pretty normally, and the other hens are not picking on her. She still lays, but it's hard to tell if it's a normal frequency since they're just bouncing back from the darker months. Please help!
     
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  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    It could be Feather/Depluming Mites. These cannot be seen by the naked eye.

    Do you see her picking/plucking/scratching at herself? Does she preen A LOT?



    Treatment for feather/depluming mites would be Ivermectin:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1105272/broken-feathers-depluming-mites-mange-answers

    Feather mites:
    https://chickenwired.wordpress.com/2014/09/21/parasites-of-poultry/
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1105272/broken-feathers-depluming-mites-mange-answers
    https://www.bookstore.ksre.ksu.edu/pubs/MF2387.pdf
    http://anrcatalog.ucanr.edu/pdf/8162.pdf
     
  5. rachelwright

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    Thank you for answering. She does not preen anymore or less than the others. That's the strangest part, none of my other girls seem affected and besides looking so bad, she's acting completely normally. I will try the ivermectin.
     

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