Help my rooster!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Vamvakas, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Today I went to feed my chickens and one of my roosters dosnt eat and all he dose is sleep. He is pooping out wet green poop and not eating or drinking, just sleeping. Yesterday he was 100% fine and today I don't know what happened??
     
  2. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just checked in his feathers and there's lice. I going to buy the powder for it but is it to late for him?
     
  3. salt and pepper

    salt and pepper Chillin' With My Peeps

    i would try to save him. I've seen some birds that were infested, and all they needed was a little TLC. he should perk up soon after the lice die. dust 2-3 times, to make sure you kill them all. you might have to do the whole flock to make sure they don't get that bad as well. good luck!
     
  4. willowbranchfarm

    willowbranchfarm Chicken Boots

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    I don't think its too late. Try the dust and dust the others too and the coop.
     
  5. Vamvakas

    Vamvakas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought the powder early today and put it on him and I isolated him from the others and hours later he seems a bit more active.

    I read that chicken lice feed on dead skin cells, why is it that it makes chickens weak and even die if not treated?
    There not sucking blood like fleas, dose anyone know why?

    I have 3 coops and the one he's in I checked the others and a few of them have a couple so I put the dust on them. The other 2 coops I checked and didn't see any.
     
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  6. themadchicken

    themadchicken Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is the powder?
     
  7. Ogress

    Ogress Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dust my poop boards under the roost with Permethrin Powder in the summer and fall (Garden and Poultry dust), the rest of the year I dust the boards with DE (food-grade diatomacious earth - far cheaper to buy in a 50 pound sack that may last a decade than in a small container at a pet store). Twice a year I also drip about a half ml of Eprinex on their skin. It seems to work well and I have not had any more mite infestations. Thankfully they have never had lice, but with either pest, if one chicken has them, they likely all do, so it is best to treat everyone.
     
  8. Murphybt

    Murphybt New Egg

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    How easy are these to see and what do you dust them with?
     
  9. JerseyGiantfolk

    JerseyGiantfolk Overrun With Chickens

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    I'd clean out the whole coop, rinse everything out, dust the chickens, dust the fresh bedding, dust the cracks and crevices. They'll still be around if you don't clean out the coop fully.
     
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