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baby chick, lathargic

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by pinkado, May 27, 2011.

  1. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    hey all, i have a baby chick, about 3 3 weeks old, came with a silky and 4 others, this one this morning was fine, then this evening, sitting all alone, looking poorly
    now i brought him in and held him, he was cold, i got an itch and looked, saw a mite, so i jumped, and checked him and sure enough, i saw maybe 5 mites under his wing, i assumed there was more, so whipped him off to the shower, where i washed him in green tea and citrus and cramberry, and then shampoo and rinced with the tea, now i know this wont kill them, but i have nothing else, and its the weekend, i was hoping maybe it would help a bit, maybe lower the numbers, now i didnt see him crawling with them, just a few, but once i get an itchy feeling, i cant stop scratching, so im going nuts here, itching all over, once i washed and dried the chick off, and put him on his own safe and warm, it was off to the shower with me for a full strip and wash
    now my question after that little ramble is this, are these little brown mites able to live on all feathered animals, coz i have brids, lots of them, of many kinds
    other question, how do you know its a bad mite infestation, is a few normal, i will be treating my mother chicken and her babys soon, as i dont want them to die from it, all the others seem fine, just this one all weak and tired
     
  2. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    oh yea, another question, is there anything i can get, from a normal shop, as its the weekend and i wont be able to get chemicals, is there a shampoo, or some herb or something i could use to treat mites?
     
  3. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    Quote:Poultry dust at just about any hardware or gardening place.
     
  4. pinkado

    pinkado Out Of The Brooder

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    well, my poor little thing passed last night, i brought him to bed, i have a specialised place above my pillow for infant animals needing 24 hour care, i had him warm and nice, got water in him and some souped baby chick feed, i went to sleep and was dreaming of him, half way in my dream i drempt he died, so i darted awake, and sure enought, he was just gone, i was very sad, i had my hand under him,keeping tabs on the temp, i didnt feel it go cold, i am used to doing this sort of care, so i knew he didnt over or under heat
    he was thin when i got him, so i dont know, i think he must have got a chill, or wasnt eating, any hooooo, hes gone now, and the other chicks are thriving with there mother, i will be dusting them all, but i see no signs of mites on anyone else
     
  5. theFox

    theFox Chillin' With My Peeps

    Sep 21, 2009
    Standish, Maine
    You have to dust more than just the chicken and you have to dust more than once.
     

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