Im at wits end again more I read more confused.....my life is consumed worrying about my flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ladyearth, Nov 17, 2015.

  1. ladyearth

    ladyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is it guardia? is it micrscopic mites? is it a fungus ?is it an infection?. Is our private water contaminated? Is it something in the ground? Is it the sand I bought locally for them to dust bathe in on rainy days? Is it that colum..... perf thing? Is it a nutrional defiency.? Is it all caused by mice prob living under their close to ground coop? and prob underneath their many enclosed shelters I have for them? Is it from all the ####### wild birds hanging around?I it scaley leg mites? Is it a bacteria????
    I told and asked Baby Girl and the other two, as we wiped the flaking skin off their little faces last nite, applied olive oil... put EAR Mite cream on the 3 of the flocks , of their ears? we guazed and "CEH " creamed and vet wrapped Baby Girls slightly scabbed right foot and reapplied a clean "birdY bootie" What wrong where does it hurt, as I ask... my chickens?????
    as we AGAIN Blue kote "Goldie girl" bare recovering flystrike butt. As I look at Silver Girls swollen big toes???/as I try to vaseline ROO beard and legs....
    I wanna cry seeing all the feathers they now are all losing. and obscene amount of dander on the TSC black boot trays used as poop catchers? and more NOT solid poo esp from Baby Girl....
    More feathers in their large area than poo.... as Baby Girl no longer plump and no longer big bright red comb..... Lil Sis looks like 90 yrs old, Big Sis wheezes some,,,,,, several hanging back.... If I could just help them... Baby Girl in her 1 and 1/2 yrs.been to NOT AVIAN vet three times. she still doent lay eggs...
    still giving Corrid in their filtered Berky water.... Is raining outside how to keep them from drinking out of the many puddles on this big property????
    cant get Baytril or Fish meds localy. cant find lime sulfur dip locally.. Cty extension just read of of this forum.....
    Is that Experic stuff a effective as the Generic Ivomectin pour on?
    I just wish I......
     
  2. JanetMarie

    JanetMarie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Someone may be able to help if you would post pictures of toes, feet, poop, etc. If there's a mite problem you will see tiny moving black dots around the vent on the hen, with dirty feathers (mite poop), more widespread on a rooster. Do you have dirt bathing area for them?
     
  3. appps

    appps Overrun With Chickens

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    I think you need to take some photos of the bits of your chickens are concerning you to make sure you even have a problem and they aren't just just moulting.

    A more concise list of symptoms would help too as amusing as your post was :) I really struggled to work out exactly what is wrong with them? Sounded like a lot of feather loss which can actually be perfectly normal this time of year, so normal they even hold a most naked/ugly chicken contest each year. I think photos would help us understand what your concerns are.
     
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  4. ladyearth

    ladyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I dont think my post is amusing.. it is simple frustration......its not just molting. cause they are scratching.... we beleve they are pulling out their feathers,,,,, their skin is PEELING. Flakes of skin all over the roost and the poop trays....
    I bet one of them lost 5 or 6 feathers while we were doing simple things to three of them last night in the house.like wiping their peeling skin faces and applying olive oil and a little mite drops to their ears and checking their feet and checking for lice etc.... and seeing where they are mostly losing feathers from underneath....
     
  5. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Are you perhaps confusing 'flakes of skin' for quil sheaths? Lots of feather loss and flakes point to seasonal molting. It can be quite alarming to those who have not experience a flock in full molt. They can look truly terrible, and their combs can loose a bit of color while their bodies are not in active reproduction mode. Molting hens typically do not lay eggs while molting. Both producing eggs and growing feathers take a lot of protein. While molting, a hen's body will utilize their protein intake for growing feathers, and there won't be enough left over for egg production.
     
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  6. ladyearth

    ladyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here is some poo pics from days ago. Its still is runny and undigested grain, but not in ever poo.....My great Hubby takes out the trays in morning and I clesn them while later[​IMG]

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  7. Egghead_Jr

    Egghead_Jr Overrun With Chickens

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    Take some photos of the problem areas of birds. Post and list what your seeing.

    I'm not a poop watcher and know that poop isn't always the same consistency. Unless there is worms in the poo I keep attention on the bird themselves. Pale combs (if they were red) are a concern. Scaly leg mites and lice another. Bumble foot can occur. All these things occurring at once doesn't seem logical. Photos would definitely help you show what's going on.
     
  8. ladyearth

    ladyearth Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am seeing massive feather loss constant scratching, more feather loss than poo.. the new girls are only 8 months old....some of them have explosive poo now too
    the on 1 and 1/2 old look 100 she constantly thirsty at nite . they all act starved
    baby girl is wearing a booty on her right foot cause she has a scab on bottom of foot
     
  9. junebuggena

    junebuggena Chicken Obsessed

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    Those flakes look like quill sheaths to me. The poo doesn't look too unusual. Chickens don't eat or drink at night so it's normal for them to fill up and drink a lot before they go to roost and first thing in the morning.
     
  10. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    X2 on the quill dander. It's not unheard of that 8 month olds could molt their first year.
    The scab on the foot could be bumble foot. Might need soaking and other treatment.
     

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