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    Fourth dose of ivermectin?

    It's oral. I got it from my vet, who prescribed the 0.01ml per pound dosage, but based on my research that was the lowest possible dosage, so when I didn't see improvement I upped it a tiny bit for their third dose. I'm glad to hear the dirt isn't a big deal - the area they free range in during...
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    Fourth dose of ivermectin?

    Okay, will do - thank you!
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    Fourth dose of ivermectin?

    Thank you for your reply as always. They get it orally. For the first 2 doses, I gave them 0.01ml for each pound, but when I saw no improvement I upped the dose by a couple hundredths for each bird. Here are their feet:
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    Chicken's feet changing color

    I should add - she's standing a bit weirdly, almost like she's standing back on her heels, and she seems unwilling to move her feet much. When I reached out to touch the dark toe, she didn't move away, which is very unlike her - she hates being touched. She just lifted her other foot up like she...
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    Fourth dose of ivermectin?

    Hi, my flock has scaly leg mites, somewhat severe cases. I've given them all 3 doses of ivermectin so far, 2 weeks apart, and their feet still look the same. The old scales haven't sloughed off, no new scales appearing. Should I give them a fourth ivermectin dose? I tried the smothering in oil...
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    Chicken's feet changing color

    Hi, this is my 7 year old Welsummer hen, Bon. Over the last couple months, I've noticed her feet and legs being red, and she's developed dark spots. The spots aren't specific to particular scales, the pigment, whatever it is, appears to be underneath the scales. This morning, her right outer toe...
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    Chicken's head and feet trembling

    I haven't noticed her having trouble seeing, but I'll be on the lookout for that. You're right, I probably should soak her and apply oil - I'll do that and see if it helps. I should probably do it on my other girl with a relatively severe case, to help her heal better.
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    Chicken's head and feet trembling

    Okay, I got several videos of her but was unable to catch the foot trembling - which surprised me, because I thought she always trembled when she stepped. I don't know if I wasn't watching closely enough or if she's improving - hopefully it's the latter. I'm linking a video anyway, so you can...
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    Chicken's head and feet trembling

    So, I haven't seen head trembling since the day I made this post, but her feet continue to tremble. She's now started to have loose poops too, which are beginning to look like she may not be digesting her food. She now has most of the symptoms Neo (edit: Neo is one of my girls who just died...
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    Chicken's head and feet trembling

    Yes, they each had a different illness. I'm guessing it's due to their age plus it turning cold. One, I found dead in the coop one morning - she'd had metal poisoning for a couple years, and we'd been giving her a chelation medication for it. She also had a pendulous crop that I ordered a crop...
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    Chicken's head and feet trembling

    Hi, I have a 7 year old Polish hen, Vera, whose head is trembling this morning. It's not the shaking that they do to communicate or when they eat, it's more like a pronounced shiver. She's walking around, eating and talking normally otherwise. I've noticed that during the colder months, her feet...
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    Rehoming 4 elderly hens in Albuquerque, New Mexico

    Hi, this is a difficult post for me to make, but I'm hoping it might result in my babies being better off. I have 4 hens (possibly soon to be 3 - one isn't doing well :(), all 7 years old, who I'd like to find a new home for. My parents aren't capable of taking proper care of them, and it would...
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    Ivermectin dosing

    Ah, I see! Wonderful, I think that clears it up. Thank you so much, both to you and @Aunt Angus :D
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    Ivermectin dosing

    I hope it's readable!
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    Ivermectin dosing

    Yes it does, I can post a picture if you want?
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    Ivermectin dosing

    Okay, so that's ten times what's marked on the syringe and written on the bottle. Is the second dose a tenth of the first or something? Help I'm so confused!
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    Ivermectin dosing

    I'm glad I'm not alone in the struggle haha. No, it's oral, administered with a syringe.
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    Ivermectin dosing

    Hi, I have 4 chickens, and took 2 of them to the vet for scaly leg mites. Vet gave them their first ivermectin dose and sent me home with lots more. But she said she couldn't tell us how to give the other two birds their first dose, because she'd need to see them in order to dose them. (I'm...
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    Hen walking backwards

    The article also said "Why do chickens walk backwards? Chickens with a deficiency of Selenium or Vitamin E or both (in some cases) tend to walk backward. However, it doesn’t stop there. You might see your chicken frequently off balance or even swinging his head more often than not. Yes! It’s...
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    Hen walking backwards

    This is the article I most recently read. I'm not sure what I'm not understanding? https://animaldome.com/why-chickens-walk-backwards/ "To avoid certain mishaps, try supplementing Vitamin E (400iu capsule). Since the reason for the chicken walking backward is linked directly to their deficiency...
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