Chicken lice, shaking head and now eye infection.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by animalsrus, Jan 17, 2012.

  1. animalsrus

    animalsrus New Egg

    Oct 1, 2011
    We have had chickens for three years now but last year we have struggled with health issues. They started with chicken lice that I tried to get rid of with DE and had to resort to Carbaryl Powder which did the job. Then I noticed that the chickens where shaking their heads, I have looked for mites in their ears but see nothing, would putting a drop of oil in their ears help? Even the day old chicks that where kept in a separate but attacked coop with a wire gate separating them have it, these chicks are now 4 months old and are in the same coop with the other ladies. Then today I noticed one of the chickens has a swollen eye, it looks like an eye infection, her upper eye lid if very swollen and looks as thought it has come to a head with infection. I need to resolve all these health issues before we get our new layers in the spring, any help would be appreciated.

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