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How to check for lice

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by penquin, Dec 21, 2011.

  1. penquin

    penquin Out Of The Brooder

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    As you can tell I am very new at this and I don't know alot. I would like someone to tell me how and where to check for mites and lice. I have had 5 barred rocks now for about 2 months now and they have no problems that I have seen. This morning I was giving them their morning bread( they love bread for some reason) and one of them stood off to the side and would'nt have any. Then I noticed that she was drinking alot of water. When I wen't out later I took a smallpiece of bread out to see if she would eat it and then she almost took my finger off trying to get it. Not real sure now what happened but it seemed that whatever was wrong was okay now.
    I know that chickens clean their feathers so I'm not sure about the mites and lice, where to look, or what they look like. If anyone can help I would deeply appreciate it.

    penquin
     
  2. The Chicken People

    The Chicken People Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 4, 2009
    Smithville, Mo
    Look under wings and around the vent! Doesn't sound like lice or mites!
     
  3. GoldDogsMom

    GoldDogsMom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Maybe she didn't have her coffee yet...not awake enough for breakfast! [​IMG]
     
  4. stormylady

    stormylady Chillin' With My Peeps

    Dec 27, 2008
    Illinois
    Quote:LOL! I know I'm like that before my morning coffee! [​IMG]

    Is she low man on the pecking order, Sometimes when the lowgirl on the totem poll gets picked on and stands back rather than get in trouble with the others. ?
     
  5. boogiedog

    boogiedog Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone posted some GREAT pic of lice yesterday or the day before on the forum - you may want to do a search -
     
  6. Yay Chicks!

    Yay Chicks! Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:LOL! I know I'm like that before my morning coffee! [​IMG]

    Is she low man on the pecking order, Sometimes when the lowgirl on the totem poll gets picked on and stands back rather than get in trouble with the others. ?

    That's what I was thinking as well.
     
  7. SassyKat6181

    SassyKat6181 Chillin' With My Peeps

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