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Mite-y Smelly Chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vegaschick, Nov 23, 2009.

  1. vegaschick

    vegaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I aquired 4 - 3yr old hens (1 golden comet, 1 silver laced wyandotte, 1 golden laced wyandotte, and 1 buff orpington) about 1 week ago. They are all in rough shape with major feather loss on their back, butt, and underside. I have plenty of laying mash available plus I have been giving them a bit of cat food and yogurt. Yesterday I added vitamin/minerals (GP Poultry Supplement) to their water. They are slowly getting their feathers back but are obviously plagued with mites. I want to dust them but worry that in their bare state the dust may hurt them. Any suggestions? Advice? Also the SLW smells really bad and has very watery poo. Help?!
     
  2. chickenlady

    chickenlady Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Stillwater, NJ
    dust them ASAP and then worm them. The mites and worms will kill them.
     
  3. Enchanted Sunrise Farms

    Enchanted Sunrise Farms Overrun With Chickens

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    i agree with chickenlady. Mites can kill them. You have to get those under control to get their strength back.
     
  4. vegaschick

    vegaschick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I have the stuff and will dust them immediately. How do I worm them?
     

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