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post #11 of 16

welcome-byc from MN!

2 EE'S, 1 BR, 1 black star

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2 EE'S, 1 BR, 1 black star

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post #12 of 16

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You need to catch the chicken at night time and take her into a well lighted area. Go through her tail feather shafts. Take a very close look at her vent and the open her mouth and take a close gander there.

Raise one wing at a time and look for lice or mites. When a chicken roosts, they normally hide their heads and sometimes under their wings.

I too use DE and it is a very nice unobtrusive thing to use around your chickens.

I put it where they dust bath and where the "silkie pile" is.

I do not use it in their feed or water.

Also take a close look at her legs and the bottom of the feet.

You can do a search for mites.  You may also have a upper respiratory thing going on. Check her eyes and her nostrils.

Good Luck. I check one chicken every day.

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Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


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Guinea Data:   http://avibase.bsc-eoc.org/species.jsp?avibaseid=1044B438EE7556BB


Guinea Info:   http://www.guineafowlinternational.org/


Guinea Keets:   visit your local hatchery


Poultry Solutions:   http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/solutions.html



Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former. -Albert Einstein

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post #13 of 16

welcome-byc from Montana

Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told
Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right
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Morality is doing what is right no matter what you are told
Religion is doing what you are told no matter what is right
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post #14 of 16

added note...when using DE make sure it is marked Food Grade or Codex Food Grade.  The other DE is used for swimming pools and has nasty chemcials in it.

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Member of SDWD  RIP My Precious Thor 9/7/09 - 7/14/10 

RIP to the Love of Speckledhen's Life, Zane 2007 - 2012
Life shouldn't be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty, well-preserved body. but rather, to skid in sideways, totally worn out and exhausted while shouting loudly "WOW! What a ride!"

For Sale: http://ladyhawksmenagerie.webs.com/forsale.htm
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post #15 of 16

welcome-byc

Black & White = my life.
 

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Black & White = my life.
 

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post #16 of 16

frow  from NY!

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Want an easier, CLEANER poultry watering solution? http://www.backyardchickens.com/web/viewblog.php?id=27917
"If we ever forget that we're one nation under GOD, then we will be a nation gone under." - Ronald Reagan
Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both.~Ben Franklin

Married to the sweetest guy who supports my chicken habit and...

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