Mites and chckens. Yikes! Hi everyone from Salt Lake City.

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  1. goldielox

    goldielox Out Of The Brooder

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    Cleaned and bleached coop. Used poultry protector and dipped them all. Put in fresh straw. We have huge trees in our backyard and a ton of wild birds that feed and eat in my yard. Anymore Ideas? My chickens are my pets and I love them. Will post pictures when I figure out how. Does anyone know best ratio water verses Poultry protector concentrate? Like 5 parts water to 1 part concentrate..........
     
  2. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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  3. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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  4. BantamFan4Life

    BantamFan4Life LOOK WHAT YOU MADE ME DO. Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC! Happy you joined!
     
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  5. goldielox

    goldielox Out Of The Brooder

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    Still worried about my Roo. He is eating like crazy and seems so thin and ratty. He has runny stools mostly clear not much of anything. I've never wormed and he is over 4 years old. He isn't crowing either. I will try the lower spectrum wormer I guess unless people think DE will help. I have alot of wild birds that feed around my chickens, nothing I can do when I let them run around my 1/3 acre yard which they love.
     
  6. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Welcome to BYC [​IMG] Rather use a good quality dewormer like Valbazen. Follow up with a second dose 10 days after the first, to make sure you get any worms that have hatched since the first treatment. Then fatten your rooster up with some high protein food, scrambled eggs, a little dry cat food, meat scraps is all good.
     
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  7. goldielox

    goldielox Out Of The Brooder

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    I give my chickens good high protein stuff all the time, I've read that if you use a broad spectrum wormier that kills all of them they might die. Vinnys ladies are much bigger and only the Cuckoo Marin seems small and light. I love my little Red Silkie Roo, his name his Vinny and he used to be a warrior. Even his feathers look ratty and dull. Any ideas are appreciated. I've read something like Whazine?
     
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    goldielox Out Of The Brooder

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    Today I gave him milk, hoping he could absorb it easier. He used to let his ladies eat first, now he will peck them he seems so hungry. I give my chickens all the feed they want, they are not hungry. :) lay mash, mini pellets
     
  9. goldielox

    goldielox Out Of The Brooder

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    He drank a 1/4 bowl of milk, hoe he gets some nourishment. :)
     
  10. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC! I would post in the Predators/Pests forum for best results, good luck to you. Or even the Emergencies section.
     

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