Chickens going really pale in the face

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jetblack2004, Aug 25, 2016.

  1. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    A few of my RIR chickens have gone really pale in the face and I'm not sure what to do. The other day on some of our Light Sussex chickens I found lots of little lice so I've bought some spot-on stuff to put in all our chickens. I'm not sure if the chickens are going pale in the face because of the lice or because of something else. I'm worried they are going pale be a use something is literally taking the life out of them. Please help.

    Thanks
     
  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Did they go pale after you put "spot-on stuff" on them?


    A severe lice/mite infestation could possibly cause them to go pale.

    Treat your coop and chickens and make sure they are eating and drinking.

    Depending on how old they are they could possibly be starting to molt. Have they stopped laying egg?
     
  3. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I haven't put the spot-on stuff on yet and they are pale.

    Ok.

    Most of the one going pale are my 23 week old RIR Cockerels ( and one of my 23 week old RIR pullets )

    Thanks for the help and for replying!
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post of photo of the RIR?
    The photo that you gave us are of the BO's.

    Let us know.
     
  5. Jetblack2004

    Jetblack2004 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, I'll take a picture tomorrow.

    And I never posted any pictures of BOs. I don't have any. ...
     
  6. Sue Gremlin

    Sue Gremlin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The first thing I think of when I hear about a chicken with apparent anemia is parasites.
     

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