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I have a hen who has bald areas especially on wing joint,

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i have a hen who has bald areas especially on wing joint, breast and crop and feathers are quill like maintaining their feather sheath.
i have dusted and sprayed for lice/mites but no improvement. any ideas
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Bird Veterinary
Expert:  Kelly Hill replied 3 months ago.

Hi this is Dr. Hill. Bald, irritated skin can also be associated with calcium deficiency. Do you provide additional calcium supplement? If so, what and how? I would also recommend a thorough clean out of the coop. Can you post a picture of the lesions?

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