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Something is wrong and I'm not sure what - pics inside

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ChickenHawk12, May 17, 2016.

  1. ChickenHawk12

    ChickenHawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    These were the best pics I could get, as I had to hold the chicken while my 4 year old shot pics with my cell phone :-( This morning I went out to feed the girls and I noticed 2 of our 4 BO's with dirty looking butts and bald spots under their vents. One is broody and I've been keeping her in a makeshift pen within the run during the day, but she's not one of the ones with the icky butt. Is this mites? I don't know what else it could be. I dusted their butts with DE when I found it, but I'm unsure what else to do. Does anyone with some experience know?
     
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  2. CascadiaRiver

    CascadiaRiver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am by far NO expert but just to make sure, Have you seen any mites? Sit for a long time and examine at many times of day (some bugs come out a certain times, or only in the coop) and look for ANYTHING moving.

    Its a stretch but maybe she's going broody? I've heard of some bad broody cases or some bad over breeding cases... but It's probably some bugs or mites sadly....
     
  3. ChickenHawk12

    ChickenHawk12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you. Unfortunately I think it could be lice. Ew :-(
     
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