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benadryl for itchy hen

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kinnip, Jan 15, 2009.

  1. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Does anyone know what the recommended dosage is? I'm planning on using the children's liquid. It'll have to be an ongoing thing, I think. It doesn't seem to matter what bedding I use, she scratches herself bald and bloody. I'm not worried about the eggs. Her eggs have always been really awful.
  2. Lilywater101

    Lilywater101 In the Brooder

    Jan 7, 2009
    Hey, Have you checked to see if there is a mite problem or flea or lice problem. Because if she is scratching herself pretty hard enough to cause her to bleed, it could be very well a pest problem.
  3. kinnip

    kinnip Songster

    Feb 24, 2008
    Carrollton, GA
    Yes, and no there aren't any mites. I've brought her inside on two different occasions, both times it cleared up within a couple of hours. If she were a little calmer, she could just live inside. She's never been a particularly healthy girl, but she's my favourite.
  4. katrinag

    katrinag Songster

    .25cc that is what the vet told us to use when I had problem with my 6# Min Pin.

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