Anemic hen. Mites or lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by billmac, Oct 12, 2011.

  1. billmac

    billmac Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2009
    White leghorn. Stopped laying, lethargic, floppy pale comb. When taking her out of the box tonight, I see she is getting bare around the stomach/chest. So I guess that means mites or lice. I can't see anything but I haven't made a real close inspection.

    So I'm thinking a permethryn dust? Is there something better, that I can get at TSC?

  2. urbanfarmer101

    urbanfarmer101 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Did you see any white/gray clusters around the pin area of the feathers? Check them at night with a flashlight and see what is running around on them. Is she molting? It is that time of year for many chickens.

    When mine had lice, I sprayed my nest boxes and my perch with sevin liquid. I treated the bedding with sevin as well. The girls got a home remedy treatment worked amazing but, I don't think it would work for mites.

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