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JuM - HENS OUT OF CONDITION & RED LEGS ON COCKEREL
My chooks are suffering ..... from redness and feather loss on their backs and underneath around their bottoms and between their legs. There is one cockerel with them and his legs are very red and sore looking. I have treated them with lice powder however would ask if anyone can recommend a spot treatment that I could use which would be more effective.
Having lost two hens in two weeks - today we decided to catch the rest (14 hens and 1 cockerel) and treat them for lice and check their condition. All but 2 hens appear really skinny and have no body weight to them. They are housed in an 8ft x 8ft wooden shed. Feed is poultry mixed corn and layers pellets and they have oyster shell - available continuously throughout the day. They also have free range of a paddock. Living is a very windy area we have allowed the paddock to grow a bit wild to allow some shelter against it.
The hens are 2017 POLs. Any suggestions would be gratefully received.