I need help

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by runt325, Dec 15, 2016.

  1. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My chicken is having problems she is pooping just fine but the problem is that she did have mites and lice but they are gone but here's the problem she not acting right and she is drooping her wings a little but she keeps putting her head to where she is cleaning her self but she keeps putting her head there but stays there and she moves and drink and eating a little (we feed her some popcorn plain popcorn) and her face is pale but got a little color but she is warm and cozy but I don't know anything else to do can anyone help me plz


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  2. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you post a video of her actions?
    What did you treat her with for mites/lice?


    Are you sure the mite/lice are gone and have been taken care of?

    Make sure she is eating/drinking well. Give her her normal poultry feed and add some vitamins to her water if you have them.
     
  3. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It seems when you treat chicken for mites the powder gets in there vent and drys it up,At least mine did that.

    Check for mites again as @Wyorp Rock said.
     
  4. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I can't post a video and I treated her with De and they are gone she is eating and drinking a little but she doing a little better this morning
     
  5. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Sometimes you may need to use a Poultry Dust or Permethrin spray to get rid of a lice/mite infestation.

    DE can be helpful when used as a preventative in dust bathing areas, sprinkled in nesting boxes, etc., but an infestation may need further treatment.

    When you mention that she keeps putting her head toward her back/rear - is what you are seeing a preening action? Chickens have an oil gland toward the base of their tail, they will wick oil onto their beak and spread it throughout their feathers (preening). Is she acting similar to this? -- This is a good example of a hen reaching her oil gland and then preening her feathers.

    Let us know how she is doing?
     
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  6. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she doing a little better and she's drinking and eating a little
     
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    Nutrition is her issue....Chickens have very specific dietary needs....Like all Birds do......Pop corn is like feeding your Kid candy all his life..........Age appropriate feed, water granite grit and oyster shell to layers is all they need......Many Chicken issues can be prevented by feeding the right diet.....


    Cheers!
     
  8. runt325

    runt325 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok what about her corn
     
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  10. MasterOfClucker

    MasterOfClucker Chillin' With My Peeps

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    You can give your chickens treat,Just in moderation.
     

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