What is wrong with my chicken?

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

  1. rose

    rose Hatching

    May 16, 2008
    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?
  2. Break an Egg

    Break an Egg Songster

    Mar 17, 2008
    San Antonio
    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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