OMG what is this thing?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by OHChick, Jun 23, 2008.

  1. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok, i got 2 new ameraucanas from a breeder yesterday. they are segregated from the rest of the flock. we picked them up today to pet them, on their heads behind their ears, these wormy looking things were crawling around. it is so disgusting, my skin is crawling. WHAT THE HECK ARE THESE THINGS??? and what do i do to get rid of them?

    help!!!

    poos are normal, had 1 bloody one yesterday but otherwise seem normal.
     
    Last edited: Jun 23, 2008
  2. bangor777

    bangor777 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    egads!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1[​IMG]

    are they maggots?
     
  3. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    Oh, goodness - that surely CANNOT be good - can you get a picture of the critters?
     
  4. LinckHillPoultry

    LinckHillPoultry Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Gross!
    I suggest bathing them immediately.
    Is it open and raw? Maybe put some bluecoat on it.
     
  5. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    i wouldnt think so because i see no wounds. i had an alpaca with maggots and these don't look the same.

    i'm so grossed out i feel like i need to shower like NOW
     
  6. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:they ran/wiggled off when we moved the feathers.

    i have Catron which is spray permethrin, think that'd be good to use?
     
  7. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Probably lice. Google pictures of poultry lice to see if they look like what your hens have. You can get rotenone dust at a feed shop but it's nasty stuff. Make sure you don't breathe it.
     
  8. Solsken Farm

    Solsken Farm Chillin' With My Peeps

    I cannot help you medically as I have no clue, but as soon as you can you should call the breeder and discuss this with them. I hope you will try to post a picture if you can.
     
  9. peruvian_princess

    peruvian_princess Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sounds like lice to me to.
     
  10. OHChick

    OHChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how many treatments does it take to get rid of the lice? i'm so upset. i spent $20 on the birds, $50 on gas to get them, $40 on wormer b/c of their bloody poo and now this.

    i'm really thinking of letting my husband cull them. i am not sure i can handle this multitude of issues. i know that sounds awful but they have been here for two days and so far we have

    bloody poop
    lice (? presumably)
    sneezing

    not to mention the fact that my mom had to be rushed to the hospital yesterday and is in ICU 3000 miles away. i just can't deal with this all [​IMG]
     

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