Need expert ideas!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by DeadlyFrog, Mar 18, 2018.

  1. DeadlyFrog

    DeadlyFrog In the Brooder

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    Can anyone suggest whats going on here with our little hen?
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  2. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    Check for mites and lice.
     
  3. DeadlyFrog

    DeadlyFrog In the Brooder

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    We did.... clean, and other two roosters and two hens also clean.
     
  4. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    Hmmm... Interesting, I got nothing then.
     
  5. DeadlyFrog

    DeadlyFrog In the Brooder

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    Is it possible to not see mites or lice with naked eye?
     
  6. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    It is for me..

    I hardly ever see them. I would use ivermectin just to be safe....throw away the eggs for a couple weeks. Also clean and change all bedding.
     
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  7. DeadlyFrog

    DeadlyFrog In the Brooder

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    Why do you suggest throwing eggs out?
     
  8. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Most mites are invisible to the naked eye and don't actually live on the chickens--they live on the roosts and nesting boxes. I'd thoroughly clean the coop, just in case.
     
  9. duluthralphie

    duluthralphie Sr Chicken Wrangler

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    To keep from ingesting the Ivermectin yourself. Unless you have a pet tapeworm you are tired of having around...:gig:gig:gig
     
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    sylviethecochin Free Ranging

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    Because ivermectin's an animal wormer, not really used on humans and it can get into the eggs. If you're sensitive, it could be a problem. (Personally, I'd probably eat them, but it's an off-label thing and here on BYC we try not to recommend off-label things.)
     

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