Henny is sick! Please help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BrumBee, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. BrumBee

    BrumBee Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken Henny dosesnt look good. As you can see her back and bottom is slouching down. Usually she's noisy, can't stop moving and tries to run off when I catch her but she isn't talking, she won't move and she didn't even try to walk off.
    I had checked to see if an egg is stuck but there's nothing there

    Please help!
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    She does have mites but she has been treated.
     
  2. Fancychooklady

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    Mites can be detrimental to their health and so too can worms. I would worm her . What have you used to treat mites?
     
  3. BrumBee

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    Mite dust
     
  4. Fancychooklady

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  5. BrumBee

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    Gray's poultry dust
     
  6. Fancychooklady

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    That's fine it is labelled for lice and mites. I'm guessing you are in aus. You need to treat again 10 days after the initial treatment . Strip the coop bare and spray it down with something like ' coopex ' , available at most hardware stores. If one has mites they will all have mites so treat them all. There are other mitacides on the market if you don't see results from grays. Permethrin based are quite effective.
    Mites and lice are quite different and lice are easier to eliminate but the second treatment is essential to get the hatching eggs.
    This poultry site link may help you in the future.

    http://planetpoultry.com.au/pest-control/158-avitrol-bird-mite-and-lice-spray-250ml.html
     
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  7. BrumBee

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    Yes I am in in aus. Thank you very much!
     
  8. Fancychooklady

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    When I see a hen looking like your Henny I immediately think, worms, lice/mites or coccocidiosis . Have you wormed her lately ? If so what product do you use?
     

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