So my splash marans girl is worrying me quite a bit. A few weeks ago I found lice and nits on her. Dusted her with permethrin a few times, and it seems like this problem has resolved - don't see anymore crawlies. But last week I started to see her standing in the run looking a little puffed up, head tucked under her wing. Now, it is very very cold outside right now, so I attributed it to that. Her poo looks completely normal. Then she started to look a bit pale in the face. Yesterday morning I found her missing a pretty significant amount of feathers on her back between/just behind her wings. The area was pretty raw and bloody so I brought her inside, carefully gave her a warm rinse and blew her dry. Kept her in the laundry room last night, got some egg yolk, yogurt and crumbles into her - she's eating okay, a little less interest in drinking. But as per the feed stores advice, I started her on duramycin-10. Also added a packet of save-a-chick to her water.
Her balance was off a bit last night but this morning seems quite a bit worse. She's pretty alert and still interested in eating, but tires easily and the more active she gets, the worse the ataxia gets. She's actually started to put her head down and still have her butt in the air when she gets sleepy. My other five girls look vibrant and healthy, so I'm pretty worried about my sweet splash girl.
Any ideas or advice?