Is this mites too?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sseckel, May 15, 2019.

  1. Sseckel

    Sseckel Songster

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    Just noticed this bald patch on my roo while doing chores tonight. I have noticed them "grooming" each other. Seems to be gentle but maybe it isn't always. Or maybe it is mites as we are treating SLM at the moment and I ha e noticed some feather loss around the vents on a few others. I need someone more experienced with mites than me to share some knowledge. IMG_20190515_135204.jpg
     
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  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    Could be lice. What are you treating the scaley leg mites with?
     
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  4. Sseckel

    Sseckel Songster

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    I swapped out the pine bedding for sand mixed with DE and wood Ash. Washed their feet, dipped in oil and coated with vasoline, have done this 2x 5 days apart.
     
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  5. Sseckel

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    My hens haven't been laying the best either. 9 hens and I have only gotten 9 eggs in 2 weeks. So far I chalked it up to their moving from the previous owner to my flock, so stress, but there was bad SLM at the time I picked them up.
     
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  6. Texas Kiki

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    You might want to start doing this daily for a week.
    His feet look pretty bad.

    I'd get some permethrin and spray them all, coop included, asap too.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    If they have lice you will need to treat them with a permethrin dust of permethrin spray, which you can find at a feed store.
     
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  8. Sseckel

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  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General

    They are cute!
     
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  10. Sseckel

    Sseckel Songster

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    You're right they are terrible. I was so sad when I picked them up with how bad their feet were. The nails were crazy long too (like 2") so I have been trying to rehab them
     
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