New chickens sick don't want to spread to my flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hens_mick, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Hens_mick

    Hens_mick In the Brooder

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    Hi all, I've had chickens for about 3 years not many just 3 and about 6 ducks, I've never had mites or lice ever in that time so I've been luck, BUT I just brought 3 chickens from an organic chicken farm and they are full of lice /bugs and one is sick she just sits all hunched up and eyes closed she will move if u go near her I called the man I got them from and he said that "were and organic farm, we don't worry about mites or lice or worms" I'm horrified the poor chickens, anyway I don't want to spread whatever is on them or what's causing them to be sick to the rest of my flock, so I have them in a garden shed/pen atm I've put Pestene powder on them all but they all still shake there heads and are all missing the feathers on there heads and the one that is huddled isn't getting any better, I feel bad as it's way out of my knowledge I was given the first 4 chickens from a friend who moved away any help would be great
     
  2. Sassysouth

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    Do you have a heat lamp or something for warmth for them? Give them some Nutradrench and Salmon.
     
  3. Hens_mick

    Hens_mick In the Brooder

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    I have a heat lamp I can put in there but only the one is acting sick and there 19 weeks old I think he said I have pink powder(pidgeon powder) would that be ok?
     
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    Sassysouth Free Ranging

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    Not familiar with that powder. You can try a boiled or scrambled egg.
     
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    Mackerel or Tuna in oil, if you have that. Warmth, nutrients, fluids and electrolytes. Sounds like she has a pretty serious case of lice/mites to try to overcome.
     
  8. ChickNanny13

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    You did good keeping the new birds separated from your flock. Not familiar with Pestene Powder nor Pink Powder. So much for being an "organic" farm. You could find out if he'd take them back, at least the sick one.

    See you're in Canada? Do you all have Permethrin 10 at the feed store or a garden store? Garden & Poultry Dust or anything with Permethrin as the active ingredient that would work for the mites/lice. Follow or ask the directions for mixing, can't think of the dose, spraying at night when they are on the roost is the easiest to do. Some still use Sevin Dust in the past although not recommended now day (?)

    Nutri Drench is a vitamin/electrolytes to help build their stamina. What are you feeding? Extra protein would also help while they are on the mend. As for the one that's hunched over, are there other symptoms?
     
  9. Hens_mick

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    I'm in australia and never heard of the ones everyone's suggesting lol and he won't take it back I'm betting he has more sick ones there should lock him in a small room with mosquitoes see how he likes beening eaten alive lol
     
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    Ok, do you all have feed store or a vet that can help you get what you need? Or they can recommend something that would work for you. For the mites/lice look for an active ingredient called permethrin. Not sure it's allowed where you're at, another ingredient you can look for is carbaryl 5% it's usually used for insect control in gardens.
     
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