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post #11 of 19
He is low, so was the other one. Can mites kill them? How come none of the others are showing any signs? Does it also cause loose stool?
I will try to figure out how to post pics. I am so new to all this electronic stuff. Lol
post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Serama love View Post

He is low, so was the other one. Can mites kill them? How come none of the others are showing any signs? Does it also cause loose stool?
I will try to figure out how to post pics. I am so new to all this electronic stuff. Lol

Welcome to BYC:welcome

you will just have to learn like everyone else did.  You did a great job of putting up another pic and post in an hasty fashion.  :thumbsup    Problem now is, that doesn't look like mites but it could still be a bug.  Maybe your mites are smaller.  What I see is a rash or a lot of tiny black spots.  I just came across this saying mites can kill a bird.  Being young and small the blood loss may be higher.  http://msucares.com/poultry/diseases/disparas.htm

half way down it talks about poultry mites.  the whole article is essential to maintain health though.

Loose stool: is he getting enough to drink?  Cute fella BTW.

Probably anemic from the mites or what ever he has.

Use electrolytes to boost his blood.  Should have a good list of vitamins and minerals for the blood.  I regularly feed mine liver cut up real fine.  Not sure about antibiotics.  I use super tetra.  Will need to read more on that.  Mites don't like garlic or nutritional yeast either.  Starting mine on this soon.  Amazon has a five pound bag of brewer's yeast and garlic for around $25.  Diatomaceous Earth is another one.  Food grade for the food or just throw it around the coop and on them or in their dusting/bathing areas.  I am getting Permethrin for next years bug season.  Mites live 7 days but they can lay 100,000 eggs each.  Bloody Hell literally.  And finally, what you can do is buy a good poultry book.  You will get more confident as you learn.


Edited by kilby - 10/7/15 at 2:47pm

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

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My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

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post #13 of 19
Thank you so very much! I will read the article. I keep him inside in a big bird cage. The hen that came with him has no signs of it. The breeder I got him from said it's just from them pecking each other in transit, however, that is EXACTLY what my other baby roo had when he died at 4 months old. I just can't understand why none of my other chickens have it. I have 2 2 yr olds, I got a batch of day old chicks a week before I lost him, they are all still fine, run around the same yard, use the same coop as he did. And I just got this roo yesterday afternoon and he got it overnight. I woke up and there it was! It's very confusing to me why it only attacks my serama roos!
post #14 of 19
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Thank you so very much! I will read the article. I keep him inside in a big bird cage. The hen that came with him has no signs of it. The breeder I got him from said it's just from them pecking each other in transit, however, that is EXACTLY what my other baby roo had when he died at 4 months old. I just can't understand why none of my other chickens have it. I have 2 2 yr olds, I got a batch of day old chicks a week before I lost him, they are all still fine, run around the same yard, use the same coop as he did. And I just got this roo yesterday afternoon and he got it overnight. I woke up and there it was! It's very confusing to me why it only attacks my serama roos!

that's why I get autopsies.  so I know what I am doing wrong.  Find out where you can get it done in your area.  Mine was gov't run and cost just $10 for a several page report.  Has to be taken the first day though because the body disintegrates real fast.  Use a fridge or maybe freezer.  Ask them which is best.  That is a confusing issue indeed.  I feel for you and the roos.  May be has to do with young roos.  Not sure that helps.  :hu 

On the other hand could your hens be attacking him and keeping him from eating and drinking.  I think you are suppose to keep new comers separate until they all get along and use to each other. :hu


Edited by kilby - 10/7/15 at 3:21pm

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

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My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

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post #15 of 19
I did save him, he actually is in the freezer. Is it too late to get an autopsy now 2-3 months later? He's been in freezer since he passed.
post #16 of 19
Oh I haven't put him nor the hen that came with him together with my other ones yet. They are caged separate during the day in the yard and at night in the house.
post #17 of 19
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I did save him, he actually is in the freezer. Is it too late to get an autopsy now 2-3 months later? He's been in freezer since he passed.

I don't know.  Find someone who can do one first and ask.

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

Reply

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

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post #18 of 19
Ok thank you so much for all your help!!!!!
post #19 of 19
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Originally Posted by Serama love View Post

Ok thank you so much for all your help!!!!!

Was it mites?  did you fix it?  I used water, cooking oil, liquid soap and neem oil to kill them by spraying cracks and crevices in the coop as well as their legs and vents, and also anywhere they sit and sleep.  Mites come out at night.  My hens back feathers are disappearing all through the flock.  It seems to help but permethrin and ivermectin or safe guard are the commercial alternatives.

Wish you luck.

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

Reply

My flock is free range but without grass since it disappeared having chickens. : )  They are Pearl, Henny Penny, Rudy-Tooty, Hawk Eye, Chapparel, Cookie, Wellsy, Peppi, Salty, Oh Bee Gee, Jacko, Jericho, Cecil, Road Runner, Batman, and Long Tall Sally, Suzy Q, One muscovy drakelet called Kiss Me Daffy.  2 unnamed chicklets

 

R.I.P. Brewster, Princess, Pearl One, Honey, Lucy, Red and some red...

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