How do I clean her vent..pics

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NicChicks2013, Jan 30, 2014.

  1. NicChicks2013

    NicChicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My Hen is sick and is now moved inside..I need to clean her and want to be gentle..I need to know how to do this please..My heart is breaking for her :(

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  2. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    That looks like lice in the photos (no need to worry, fowl lice don't spread to humans). We've had several lice scenarios and what we do is first put baby oil on the lice's egg balls, wait a bit and then pull them off. Then we put aloe vera oil on the sensitive skin a couple times for the next few days. If you want, you could bathe your hen in warm water and wash her with puppy and kitten flea and tick shampoo (don't use dog and cat, it may be too strong). This will keep her lice-free for a good while. Hope she gets better!

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  3. NicChicks2013

    NicChicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would that explain why she is sick..thought it was droppings..will do baby oil..thanks for the tip :) Might do bath too..have a spraying thing on bathroom sink..poor gal stuck in shower stall :(
     
  4. NicChicks2013

    NicChicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Does it have to be baby..hubby bringing some home..could I do now with vegetable or olive..I even have sesame.
     
  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    You might want to use towels for bedding, 'cause the tile in your shower will suck all of the heat out of her. I don't bathe my sick chickens, it's way too stressful on them, just get some poultry dust and dust her, then keep her as warm as possible - I keep my sick bay at 80-85 degrees.

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  6. HS Pye

    HS Pye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi,

    Yes, that could be why she isn't feeling well. Yes, I think those oils would be fine, just something to loosen eggs from the feathers. Here is a photo of lice egg sacs (just to reaffirm).


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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Can you post some poop pictures?

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  8. pwand

    pwand Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can also treat with sevins dust and again in 7 to 10 days. All your birds will need treating as well as completely cleaning your coop and treating. Also treat for worms with Safeguard. Lice you can see, do you see the bugs? Is that blood on the right in the picture?
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Now is probably a good time to get a baseline weight on her... I use a digital kitchen scale.

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  10. NicChicks2013

    NicChicks2013 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She hasn't pooped yet..will post as soon as she does. Will put towels now..see I did not know how to situate her inside. I found her in outside pen on her back with head buried in the deep bedding..I thought she was dead :( she must have fell over..been wobbly since morning..Thank you for all help :)
     

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