Originally Posted by ronott1
Yes, it is a digestion problem that lets yeast grow in the digestive track. You need to get pro biotics in them--get them some grit too.
Guess what! Treatment is monistat.
It looks like it is early because the gray mess is not there yet so good catch!
Originally Posted by Razadia @ronott1
After reading Sally's article on it, I think you may be right and she may not be the only one.
So, I have another question: Could this possibly be caused by overly wet/muddy conditions? The run is all dry now, but it gets down right nasty in there when it rains.
Mine dont have issues (yet) but my run also useed to get gross in the rain and I put pine shavings down. Still sometimes gets gross but I did a thick layer. course they kick most out but does help. Although I'm building a new, much bigger, run and coop soon and in the coop I'll keep using pine shavings but the new run will be a sort of deep litter/forest floor type thing. 3 inches of wood chips then 3 inches of leaves/forest floor litter stuff and also grass clippings and anything elsse is gonna get thrown in. Should be healthier plus not muddy and easier for me
But the real reason I'm commenting is the part where it says they need probiotics. I know it's a treatment in this case but I just ordered some probiotics yesterday for the dog, along with 4 other things, and was thinking I may use it on the cat too after reading some of the reviews since she has goopy eyes all the time. So ANYWAY. Was wondering if I could perhaps give some to the chickens? One review said all their animals are on it but of course I don't know what kind of animals they have. Or maybe something as simple as yogurt may help???? The stuff i ordered is geneflora. But im nervous now cause one review says they used to feed this then couldn't find it so used another kind but the dogs gained weight so they found this again but right before they bought it had read a good article that said how to tell really good probiotics. Apparently it said to take half a cup of milk and if it turns to yogurt consistency it is a really good probiotic. Well apparently this one they put 2 heaping scoops and after 24 hours barely curdled and they put 1/4 teaspoon of the other stuff and within minutes was thick yogurt consistency. They didn't say the other brand though
but i read it AFTER i ordered it. But every other one has rave reviews and improvements in the pets so i dont know ....
But anyway, this is it.http://www.amazon.com/Cycles-Life-Geneflora-Pets/dp/B000NVBZ5K
Originally Posted by Mirajane
Ignore the tray on the right, it was for a different project
Originally Posted by Mirajane
Are they free range or locked up? If they are locked up, do they have an area they can dust bathe? I had mites only once. And that was when I don't have a dust bathing area. I put a plastic tub in with sand and dirt mix for them.
Tub is cut like in the pic. I also used a spare one inch pvc pipe for the bottom edge of the cut part, slit one side of pic and put over the edge so the chickens could stand on it. I have 3 of them use it at once sometimes, they don't lay eggs in it because they like their nesting boxes with straw instead of dirt and sand
I love this idea!