dying hen!!! please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by seeingeyepuppy, Oct 27, 2015.

  1. seeingeyepuppy

    seeingeyepuppy Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 15, 2014
    my 8 year old rhode island red has been acting sick for the last couple of days. When i found her sick the first i realized that she was severly infested with poultry lice. i have been giving her Manna Pro Life-Lytes Mega Tabs Supplement and dusting her with PROZAP poultry and garden dust. She has been drinking but i havent seen her eating. so far i have offered her canned cat food, egg layer pellets, mealworms, sunflower seeds, bread, and dry cat and dog food. Any suggestions on how to take care of her. i think once all the lice and lice larva are completly off her she may have a chance, but im no chicken expert...
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

    May 3, 2009
    New Jersey
    I'd be tempted to bathe her to remove any poultry dust - now that the lice have been killed - it may have a toxic effect on a severely debilitated hen. 8 years is a good life for a hen. Keep her warm and give her some electrolytes.

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