eagle eye/ i think she is slowly dieing!!! :-(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by rooster lover 119, Mar 8, 2011.

  1. rooster lover 119

    rooster lover 119 Chirping

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    Hmmm.... i just got done petting eagle eye and on my hand were a bunch of really little bugs. like you could barley see them! could this be from her? and if so could any kind of little bug do this much damage to her? i don't think its the bugs or she would have been scratching a lot back when she could move easier.
     
  2. rooster lover 119

    rooster lover 119 Chirping

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    hey guys i just noticed she is panting a lot! maybe she has asthma? also a couple minutes ago she moved like 2 feet! thats the most she has moved the past 2 days! the sad thing is that she was dragging herself the whole way. [​IMG] . but she was panting all day so it wasn't because she moved.
     
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  3. Zinnia-Hen

    Zinnia-Hen Live & Let Live

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    Quote:Little bugs? Like mites maybe?
     
  4. rooster lover 119

    rooster lover 119 Chirping

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    i don't know what the mites look like i just know they were really little like almost microscopic. i checked her skin and they aren't in her feathers.
     
  5. BWchicken

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    Why are you giving her epsom salt, not sure if that's a good idea? You should give her some plain Pedialite (it's for babies) instead, or if you have any vitamin/electrolyte for chickens, that's even better. For a little nutrition, you may try babyfood or yogurt mixed thin with water to give her.

    Have you checked her crop? Does it feel empty like it should when she hasn't eaten?

    Mites/lice can actually kill a bird if not treated. Do some research and try to identify the bugs you saw. If it is lice or mites, dust her with a poultry dust or sevin dust to kill them, be careful not to let her breathe the dust. She won't last long if the bugs already have her anemic and weak, so act fast to get rid of them. Since you saw them on you as you petted her I'd guess she has mites (they are tiny), where else could they have come from if not from her?
     
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  6. aubreynoramarie

    aubreynoramarie designated lawn flamingo

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    aw, cmon little chickie! you can pull through!
     
  7. crtrlovr

    crtrlovr Still chillin' with my peeps

    Quote:they were almost CERTAINLY mites. Mites are VERY tiny, smaller than a pinhead, and EXTREMELY easy to miss. Many times you won't see them at all unless you use a magnifying glass. Mites can and WILL KILL your bird(s)! Sheer numbers of the tiny bloodsuckers will weaken your bird and cause them to die from anemia & blood loss. You'll need to do one or more of the following AS SOON AS POSSIBLE: 1) dust the birds, roosts, & bedding with Sevin (carbaryl) dust to kill the mites. 2) use Adams Flea & Tick Mist for Cats, use one spray under each wing and one spray in the "fluff" near the vent (but avoid the vent itself; the mist has alcohol that can sting -- also avoid getting the spray around the chicken's face b/c the alcohol can cause respiratory irritation) 3) give the chicken a bath in flea/tick shampoo for pets.
    After treatment, remove old bedding and spray the henhouse down with Poultry Protector or dust everything down (including nest boxes) with Sevin dust. Replace the bedding with fresh bedding/shavings and mix some Sevin into the bedding/shavings. Mites are persistent and hide in tiny, tiny cracks, sometimes only coming out at night and getting onto the chickens. I hope your girl makes it; she looks very weak. If she were mine, I'd bathe her in the flea/tick shampoo immediately and dry her on the LOW setting of a blow dryer.
     
  8. Qi Chicken

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    Oh dear. I feel sorry for ee. If the little bugs came from her, and it sounds like they did, they could kill her. I don't know what kind of little bug it is, but I think a fast treatment is Ivermectin? I don't know if it would be appropriate in this circumstance or not but you can look it up.
     
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  9. rooster lover 119

    rooster lover 119 Chirping

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    my step dad just told me we don't get mites up here in Enumclaw, Washington. But it still could be lice or fleas. but could the bugs make her lose her apatite? she won't eat, she sleeps all day, she stopped laying eggs, she poops green witch i know is from starvation, and she is too weak to even stand or even sit up straight. i'm so worried about her! it could be a verity of things! lets pray and hope the best for my little hen Eagle Eye. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ECT.
     
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  10. tallyho

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    Quote:There are mites here in Oregon and I know there are mites in Washington. At least treat her for them. Lice are easy to see. I think mites will really take a bird down.
     

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