someone is pecking my girls!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by tuckertori, Dec 10, 2011.

  1. tuckertori

    tuckertori Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 22, 2011
    I have 6 Australorps that came together in August. I also have 1 Rhode Island Red. 3 of my Australorps (6 mo. old) have bald spots about the size of a quarter on their backs where their tail feather starts. The skin isn't broken or red, just missing feathers. Any ideas? How do I treat it and what can I do to stop it? Also, in Spokane, Wa where we will have below freezing weather this winter, do my girls need to dust bathe? How can I provide the materials for that?
  2. homeschoolchick

    homeschoolchick Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 9, 2011
    Mechanicsville, MD
    Sorry, I don't know about the bald spots, but you can provide a dust bath with sand inside any good size container your chickens can fit into and roll around in say for example a disposable roasting pan or maybe a small sand box. You can even mix in a little seven dust in the sand for parasite prevention.

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