What is wrong with my chicken?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rose, May 17, 2008.

  1. rose

    rose New Egg

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    I have sveral New Hampshire Red hens and a Wyandotte as well as a Black hen.
    2 red ones lost the feathers on their back and the skin is red. The Wyandotte is ok, the black is ragged and the other reds are a little ragged.
    I cant see mites or anything on them.
    I have used DE and dusted them, no results.
    I have 5 hens and get 3-4 eggs everyday.
    Their droppings look normal. I feed them laying mash and Oyster shell and they get table scraps and free range.
    I thought they were molting at first, but no feathers have grew back in the patches on their backs.
    I had been giving them vinegar in the water, but stopped several months back.

    Last year I had Plymoth Rocks that were fine....so what could be wrong with these?
    Help!!
     
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are you using food grade DE? The other kinds of DE will be very bad for their skin and their health overall.
     

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