need help with hen !!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pidgey104, May 11, 2009.

  1. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I ahve a hen that her whole face is swollen, and pale. On top of that her feet has lost all her scales and are really soft. do you think its from poison? I seen some fleas on her comb I put some oil on them to get rid of them. any ideas?
  2. meriruka

    meriruka Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 18, 2007
    I've never heard of all those symptoms combined, can't think what it could be......... maybe a pic would help the experts here to identify the problem?
  3. LynneP

    LynneP Chillin' With My Peeps

    I suspect she has lice.

    Do you have any of the following

    "Dri-Kill' powder
    Petsmart spray for birds
    Poultry dusting powder
    Sevin and food-grade diatomaceous earth?

    and for the feet and legs
    Bag balm, baby oil,or mineral oil. Do not slather, keep feathers dry.

    Though you may have some secondary symptoms, now, I suggest that the first stage is for you to treat all your birds and clean the coop. Do you have a place to separate this one for initial treatment?

    Some discussion threads on lice-
    Last edited: May 11, 2009
  4. pidgey104

    pidgey104 Cochins R Us

    Nov 10, 2007
    Panama City ,Florida
    I didnt see any lice on her. Her face is really swollen. and no scales on her legs. I did put her in a hut by herself and shot soem amoxocillen down her so I 'll see if that helps.

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