Depluming Mites





My chickens are losing the feathers from their necks, some three inches

down the front and then extending around the neck.



The loss of feathers is probably due to the depluming mite. Dust well

with buhach through the feathered portion of the bird and apply

carbolated vaseline to the bare skin and the edges of the feathers where

the insects work. Do this daily as long as needed. When vaseline is not

on hand, a mixture of coal oil and sweet oil applied with a soft sponge

squeezed nearly dry does as well. We would advise that you make a

general cleaning and spraying of your poultry quarters, nest boxes, etc.





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