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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PigionLover112, Apr 15, 2019.
While the symptoms you have described do not necessarily spell out VND, the state veterinarian has asked that all unusual deaths be reported… and you are in the "hot zone" so it is even more important that you let them know what's going on. See below
Please report sick birds or unusual deaths!
USDA's toll free number: 1-866-536-7593
You were right! I went out this night and noticed a discolored area. It was completely filled with red mites.
Where are you located?
Oh, Haven’t you heard of virulent Newcastle’s disease? That is currently going around and it affects pigeons as well as chickens.I am really scared that it will come into my area because I am just up the road from LA.
So I just figured out what it is. It's an infestation of mites
Then go get mite treatment! And NOT DE. Actual, chemical, strong mite treatment.
If it's in your budget, Elector PSP is a great option, but you would be well advised to give your remaining chickens a dusting - not DE - permethrin - there should be multiple options at your feed supply store. Do this ASAP to get them some relief. The Elector PSP - a little goes a long way. It does take 2-3 days for it to kill the mites- you can spray it ALL OVER - if you can replace your roosts- look for dark cracks where the little menaces are hiding at night and so on. Here's a good resource for treatment options:
That is really scary stuff!!!
Can you post some photos of your hens? Whole body and legs too?
How are they doing?
I agree with the others. Get some Permethrin poultry dust or spray and treat all your hens. Clean out your coop/bedding/nesting boxes and treat the whole thing with the Permethrin as well. Repeat in 7-10 day intervals.
The Elector PSP that was mentioned is supposed to be very effective, if you can get that it would be good to use.
I would also give the hens some poultry vitamins that contain B vitamins to build them back up. Poultry Cell would be my choice on that. You can also offer them a little beef liver to give them a boost. Make sure everyone is eating/drinking well.