Whats wrong with these feathers? Mites??

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Chicker-Roo, Aug 3, 2010.

  1. Chicker-Roo

    Chicker-Roo Out Of The Brooder

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    [​IMG] It makes me feel bad that my chickens look like this. Its on the wings and tail feathers.
    Is it mites or??? How do I make it better?
     
    Last edited: Aug 3, 2010
  2. luvmypyr

    luvmypyr Out Of The Brooder

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    Some of mine look like that and i thought that maybe the feathers are just getting worn out. They are almost a year and a half and haven't had a big molt . Dust baths , the feathers rubbing up against the sides of the nest boxes etc... could that be a possibility?
     
  3. TyrannosaurusChix

    TyrannosaurusChix Chillin' With My Peeps

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    have you checked them yet for mites or lice?
     
  4. storminstaffs

    storminstaffs Chillin' With My Peeps

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    one of my looks like that one her tail, i thought it was the cockerel grabbing at them
     
  5. beaney1j

    beaney1j New Egg

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    Hi, I am looking at your pics from some time ago and it looks similar to something on my chicks. I am not sure if it is their first moult or mites. Did you sort your problem out, and if so how please?
     

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