- Jul 27, 2014
We discovered tons of mites on our hen and she started to limp. She was also very lethargic. We took her to vet and the doctor said she was not egg bound. The vet said she was very weak and recommended increasing her calcium in her diet. She has been on antibiotics and pain medicine for the last 5 days and separated from the rest of the flock (no other birds in the flock have mites). She still has a limp and does not move much. We believe we have eliminated all the mites but we are continuing to dust her. She is eating, drinking and pooping. She tends to have her right foot curled and in front. She also squats (attached is a picture of her trying to stand). Do you think this will get better after she completes the antibiotics? Or will this be permanent? Thanks for any advice you may have.