spring molting?

Discussion in 'Chicken Behaviors and Egglaying' started by okiemamachick, Mar 15, 2015.

  1. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello all I've noticedsome of my birds are starting to lose feathers not a ton but enough that it's noticeable I can tell some are going to fall out because they are twisted the wrong way or longer than the rest kind of Sticking out and stuff. I don't *think* we have mites but I can look again. ..is this normal?
     
  2. BSL Egger

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    Some do go through a soft molt. You can check for mites around note time near the vent and neck area. Lice would be near the vent, neck area and they are out anytime of day. You can also see lice eggs at the base of feathers too, if there are any. Do they have a dust bath?
     
  3. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Well I made them one but they prefer the natural one they made in the brush behind my house lol can I use some poultry dust in the dirt are? I bought it at tsc to have on hand in case they needed it.
     
  4. BSL Egger

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    Yup. That would be fine. You can also use DE but that is for prevention and I'm not sure what your case is. Poultry dust also works fine in prevention and in curing. Permethrin works best
     
  5. okiemamachick

    okiemamachick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Awesome thanks!
     

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