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how long to nurse a sick chicken b4 deciding to put down?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Cuccismith, Sep 14, 2014.

  1. Cuccismith

    Cuccismith Out Of The Brooder

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    I just don't know how long to try and nurse her back...
    My chicken had worms and mites... treated 2 weeks ago for the worms just found the mites a few days ago... hand feeding her as she's too weak to walk- how long do you think it will take her to regain her strength?
     
  2. nfwc1964

    nfwc1964 Out Of The Brooder

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    not sure how long, but do you have diatom powder? we used this on the floor in the coop, up in the roosts & even sprinkled it on the birds. neighbors had mite issue & we were concerned of contamination.
    this powder kills mites :)
     
  3. Cuccismith

    Cuccismith Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks! I did clean out coop and put Seven-5 down... Had DE in always but... when a chicken can't preen herself it won't help.
    We took her to the vet today and put her down : (
     

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