What is going on with my chickens?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Nirrem29, Jul 16, 2019.

  1. Nirrem29

    Nirrem29 In the Brooder

    22
    9
    31
    Apr 17, 2018
    97A243E7-5998-4DAB-ABAF-DE86A3B3DF4D.jpeg 50D6D495-42EB-4EA5-AC2A-5B522B317283.jpeg BA6A4F76-1BE4-444A-BC3F-4DC210BE42C0.jpeg 97A243E7-5998-4DAB-ABAF-DE86A3B3DF4D.jpeg 50D6D495-42EB-4EA5-AC2A-5B522B317283.jpeg BA6A4F76-1BE4-444A-BC3F-4DC210BE42C0.jpeg Pretty new to chickens. I posted before a few months ago and I tried treating for mites. It is not getting any better. In fact, it is getting worse. Some of my chickens have balding spots (not bald) on their backs. One of my RI Reds in particular looks very bad. Red bald and irritated around vent , and bald spots on back, neck, under wings and tail. I also have a white leghorn that is very dirty (not sure if it’s related, I heard mites can leave dark spots. Please help! Should I keep treating for mites? If so, how? If not, what do I do? No roosters. I couldn’t get a good picture of the other bald spots
     
    Texas Kiki likes this.
  2. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

    28,642
    17,119
    867
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Do you see mites?
    What was the treatment and procedure?
     
    Sequel, Texas Kiki and Nirrem29 like this.
  3. Nirrem29

    Nirrem29 In the Brooder

    22
    9
    31
    Apr 17, 2018
    I dont see mites in the coop or on the chickens, but to be honest I’m not really sure what I am looking for other than tiny bugs. I rubbed the chicken powder that I got at the feed store onto the chickens and cleaned the coop.
     
    Sequel and Texas Kiki like this.
  4. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

    78,698
    365,707
    1,952
    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Can you take a picture of this powder?
    The package of it.
     
    Sequel likes this.
  5. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

    78,698
    365,707
    1,952
    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Sequel likes this.
  6. Nirrem29

    Nirrem29 In the Brooder

    22
    9
    31
    Apr 17, 2018
    Texas Kiki likes this.
  7. Nirrem29

    Nirrem29 In the Brooder

    22
    9
    31
    Apr 17, 2018
    image.jpg
     
    Sequel and Texas Kiki like this.
  8. ChickenCanoe

    ChickenCanoe Crossing the Road

    28,642
    17,119
    867
    Nov 23, 2010
    St. Louis, MO
    Sorry but none of us know what chicken powder is. What are the active ingredients or brand name and concentration percentage?
    Did you dust or spray the entire coop with a miticide and put down new bedding when you cleaned it?
    Had you initially identified mites?
     
    Texas Kiki likes this.
  9. Kiki

    Kiki Is your thermometer calibrated?

    78,698
    365,707
    1,952
    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
    Thank you.

    I think they look the way they do because of possible damage done back when they were small.
     
    Sequel likes this.
  10. Hanathehappyhen

    Hanathehappyhen Chirping

    90
    139
    97
    Jan 2, 2018
    Nicasio CA
    Maybe double check for mites? Are all of them "balding" or are there some chickens with all their feathers? Maybe a bully chicken, or they could be plucking their own feathers out but I doubt it. Good luck!
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by: