Pale combs and face after lice treatment

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bailstorm, Dec 19, 2014.

  1. Bailstorm

    Bailstorm Hatching

    Dec 19, 2014
    Hello poultry lovers! Our hens recently came down with lice/mites and were treated with Y-Tex Garden and Poultry Dust as per the recommended treatment method. They're feathers seem to be coming back really nicely but the skin on the hens with the worst infestation are now turning pale and shriveled. Should I be worried??? I thought possibly frost bite but none of the other hens seem effected.
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Crowing

    Mar 6, 2008
    Northern California
    Welcome to BYC. Stress can be assisted with the use of poultry vitamin-electrolyte-probiotic powder in waterers 3 days a week. If you dusted once, you will need to dust again in 7-10 days for any mite/louse eggs that may hatch. You will need to remove the birds to a temporary location, clean out the coops of all litter and dust treat all walls, ceiling, roosts, floor, nests, cracks, and crevices of the housing. Permectrin II, Atroban 11% EC, Ravap EC, are a few effective spray concentrates which are safe to use on premises as well as the birds so long as label directions are followed. How old are your birds, and have you ever wormed them, or treated with a Coccidiosis preventative?

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