Hi everybody. Looking for some advice. About a week and a half ago I noticed one of my hens not looking right, staying inside and poofy. had to work and didnt do anything that day. Next day she wasnt walking right, looked like she may have had a stroke or something. It was in a period when we had a couple of 90 degree days. I put her in a cage, for her protection. Started her on liquid baytril and nystatin, had both on hand. Also treated with wazine Gave wet mash 3 x a day to encourage eating, although appetite very good she was extremely thin.. Tried to cover all bases.Next day she was on her feet and walking around cage. Kept her in cage to give her time to gather strength before releasing with others. Well all of a sudden she was down again.Well today I discovered she is loaded with what I think is lice. I feel so bad that I didnt see them before, even though I had looked. I right away used permetherin dust (not sure of spelling) and they were just dropping off her. How sad. At work now and hoping she makes it through the night. Do you think the lice did this to her or did the lice attack after she became so weak. Put dust on others and only saw a few on one of the others. Forgot to mention have a problem with wild birds going into coop and eating food. I wonder if this could be where the lice came from.
Edited by KathyR - 7/2/12 at 11:46pm