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Sick chicken? please help :(

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so my chicken has wry neck syndrome (or crook neck), and i have treated her for a while. today i went down to check on my chickens, and she was in a corner facing the wall lying down with the syndrome again. so i took her up to treat her and one of her eyes wouldnt open. so i helped it open as it was stuck shut with crust stuff. now her eye is fine but i found a cream color very small bug on her face. i dont know where it went, i might have got it off, but just now i dont know where it came from, i looked back at her to check on her and found a black, skinny fly-looking bug. I dont know if this is just because she was lying down in the  coop not moving around or if she has a disease. Please help!! (she can stand and walk around fine too.)

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Birds that aren't well don't take dust baths or preen themselves so they often get overwhelmed with external parasites, most birds have a few on them, but they quickly get out of control if not tended to by a sick bird. You should dust her with a poultry dust containing pyrethrin, you are probably seeing both lice and mites.
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Chickens, muscovy ducks, turkeys, donkeys , goats, dogs, fish, parakeets, a parrot, and a cat.

Chickens and dogs are healing to the soul.

I brake for squirrels.

Some of my birds.
http://www.backyardchickens.com/a/my-wisconsin-flock
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