Not sure.....

NestingHillsSC

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I have 2 or 3 hatchery Light Brahmas that are sleeping all the time. Like all day. No runny nose, sneezing, coughing. Butts are clean. Crop empty. Probably just eating and drinking enough. Found round worms in a pile of poo a few weeks back. Been around 2 weeks or so since I dewormed them with Valbazen. Always did have 2 or 3 girls with mush eggs. Seemed to straighten out. But still get one every once in awhile. Might be coming from these.
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Maybe just something genetically wrong with a few of them. Dang hatchery birds.

Any input would be worth looking into. Thanks!!
 

Eggcessive

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Hi from the HRIR thread. I though I recognized your name from there. You might try some vitamins in their water. If you want to give it individually you can use PolyVisol baby vitamins 2 drops a day by mouth, or some of the online site like Jeffers livestock offer vitamins. Sometimes I just use a super B vitamin tablet in a gallon of there water. So many foot and leg problems can be from B deficiencies in the food.
 

NestingHillsSC

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Jan 6, 2012
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Hi from the HRIR thread. I though I recognized your name from there. You might try some vitamins in their water. If you want to give it individually you can use PolyVisol baby vitamins 2 drops a day by mouth, or some of the online site like Jeffers livestock offer vitamins. Sometimes I just use a super B vitamin tablet in a gallon of there water. So many foot and leg problems can be from B deficiencies in the food.

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Hey there. LOL. Just went down there tonight. And found concentrations of red mites on the roosting poles. Had a bad problem earlier this year in one of the other pens and house. Not as bad as those had it. That one is clear. Need to break out the sevn spray and maybe the Ivomec for just those 3 hens. Spray the hen house down really good and bleach it. Out of the 4 houses only that one had a concentration of mites in it. Just here and there but maybe be bad enough.

This weather this year has been sooo wet. All kinds of weird problems this year that I haven't had in 3 years. LOL. Mosquito's and gnats have been really bad down there too. The hen's in question have small scabs around there eyes. Probably from bugs biting them. Hate this wet weather. I like the drought better than this. LOL
 

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Treat all of your hens for mites and when cleaning out the coop don't use bleach use a bug bomb or even two. Close up the coop really good, start the bug bombs and let sit for 3 hours. After 3 hours open up and air out. Before adding fresh bedding sprinkle Sevin dust along the edges of the floor, on their roosting bar, in their laying boxes and anywhere you think those disgusting mites would hide. I would put it on any window sills and even a light dusting on the whole floor couldn't hurt.

Use the Ivermectin and for the nest week or so give them high protein foods and especially chicken vitamins in their water. They are probably anemic and feeling pretty crummy.
 

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