Hello everyone- need a little help finding out what bug my hens have please!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Mues, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. Mues

    Mues New Egg

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    Hi,

    Sorry for posting this as I am only introducing myself and my lovely hens but I need a little help.

    My name is Mue and I have been keeping ex batt hens for around 4 years now. Through no fault of there own my new two hens have come to me in need of a home. One white and one very brown.
    I need some help with these two new hens which have just settled and I can hold them. They have come to me with some things in their feathers. The white hen has it in her feathers. It is long and white. I have not got a clue what it is. But what I have done is the following:

    This morning after finding it I:
    1. Burned the bedding in their coop (even though I did put lots of SMITE powder in the bedding and cracks of the coop before they came two days ago).
    2.Squirt SMITE into every crevice again. Let the dust settle, put the bedding in (nedz bedz). More SMITE on top and gently rake it over.
    3.Hold each hen as I carefully go under the feathers and put SMITE powder all over the hen apart from the face and vent area (could not find any there).

    I think they have been wormed. MY four hens I have were only wormed a month ago. The new hens and my hens are not mixing yet.

    Any idea what they have or the treatment I have to give them.

    Thank you

    Mue
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! x2 on redsoxs's advice.
     
  4. 1muttsfan

    1muttsfan Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi and welcome to BYC from northern Michigan [​IMG]

    The folks in the pests section should be very helpful. Good luck.
     
  5. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
  6. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]how nice of you to take in ex-bat hens - they are so fortunate
     
  7. Mues

    Mues New Egg

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    Thank you everyone. Wonderful website. Cannot wait ti look around.
     
  8. ChirpyChicks1

    ChirpyChicks1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Welcome to the site and best of luck!! [​IMG]
     

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