How to help an underweight chicken ?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Magapoule, Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Peppercorngal

    Peppercorngal Crowing

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    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

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    Have you treated her for the external parasites? You need to dust her with 10% permethrin.
     
  3. Magapoule

    Magapoule Chirping

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    I treated her with permethrin but not 10%. It’s with Bronco, a horse fly spray that has permethrin in it and it worked !
     
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    Excellent!!
    I would now work on building her back up. She needs protein to help replenish her blood loss. I would get her Flock Raiser or any other complete feed with 18-20% protein. Make a mash out if it. They seem to like that better. For maybe 3 days, I'd put about 1/2 ml of Poultry Nutri-drench in the mash. Feeding that too long can cause diarrhea but the extra nutritional support for 3 days will help her out.
    Hopefully she will regain her strength soon.
    You should also repeat spraying her in 7 days then again in 14 days to make sure you kill anything that hatches from eggs on her. And clean and spray her cage.
     
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