Parasites indoor chicken ?

Discussion in 'Predators and Pests' started by maryellen21, Jan 25, 2015.

  1. So Dora has been inside for almost a month due to wry neck.
    It just occurred to me that she cant dust bathe inside- do i need to take her outside to dust bathe or should i figure out how to let her dust bathe in the bedroom?

    She isn't well enough to be reintroduced to the flock but do i need to treat her for parasites anyway since she is inside?

    She hasn't been scratching at all except past few days she has been scratching her head occasionally.
  2. taprock

    taprock Songster

    Nov 1, 2010
    Northern L.P. Michigan
    Don't worry about treating her unless you actually see something on her. Under her wings or vent area would be the most likely. You can put some sand in a dish pan to let her dust bathe but she may not need it since she has been inside. Put a sheet down or in a place where you can sweep up because the sand ends up way outside the dish pan!

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