Originally Posted by Leahs Mom
Funny...I'd be the one ducking in our family!
On the mites - I have a question for y'all.
Would scaly leg mites have made the bird so sick all by themselves - or would it just have been a contributor to her going down hill?
Not sure I'm making sense, but I'm trying to figure out if leg mites would make a bird so sick that it was not able to recover if there were no other problems? Or - is it possibly an older bird - or a bird with other issues - and the mites are just adding to the problems already there?
The answer to that question would change how I would approach leg mites if I ever had that issue.
Del - what are you using to treat for the lice/mites you mentioned?
I also think it's something else. It's an EE, about 1 yr old. She's had the scaly mites for a while. Unbelievably, the only 1 out of 18 that has the troubles. I have been slathering her legs for over a month with NuStock. Sometimes I think she's getting better, she'll come out and eat. I'd like to isolate her and try a little tlc before but because I have 4 pens with chicks and poults, 2 coops with chickens and turkeys, 2 incubators set up in the bathroom, spare bedroom, screened porch and the 2 coops, I don't have any place for her. I do have an empty dog crate, just finding a place for it. I might give her another week with TLC, in the crate. I've never had to do much doctorin' with the chickens, mostly cats.
i'll take some before pic's today. Would you think I should keep her in a darker place? I'm not even sure that she's laying eggs. (I can't learn without trying). I have no ties with her without her name of Peckles. Just one more thing.
i'll add that the little poult that I think got beat up/run over by the bigger ones looks great. I'd been using the cat/dog eye antibiotic ointment on the swollen shut eye and feeding him with an eye dropper with chick food soaked in water with a drop of ACV and he's running around peeping away. One for Dr. Sue.
Edited by Sally8 - 3/27/13 at 4:47am