Possibly two separate problems? Are these mites?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eminator, May 16, 2009.

  1. eminator

    eminator Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 31, 2008
    Pomona, CA
    The first picture is of an Ameracauna/EE named Nosey Parker. Her head is red and the feathers have come out, any ideas of what caused this and what to do?


    The next pictures show one of my roos, he has red on his shanks. It is more pronounced on the other roos.



    Does anyone have any ideas of what may be causing this? For everyone in consideration here, the poo is normal, everyone is eating and drinking and acting ok. Thanks in advance!
  2. mypicklebird

    mypicklebird Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 8, 2008
    Sonoma Co, CA
    The hen may just have a combination of rooster damage and sun burn, but inspect carefully for lice/mites in the feathers. Other hens can also pull out feathers, is she low chicken in the group? The rooster's legs do not look unusual to me, they have a red color to them normally. If they are redder than the other roosters and the same breed, it could be damage from fighting?
  3. Glenda L Heywood

    Glenda L Heywood Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2009
    Yes it is mites

    for the hen I would put the oil on her head and then put the seven 55 dust on the oil
    she may be able to grow basck feathers after the mites are gone and oil heals her skin

    the rooster has the starting of scaley leg mites
    he needs oiled and dusted with seven 5% dust over the oil on the leg

    Here is what I would do
    You will need some oil

    here is what I always used
    noxema, camphorated oil (in green bottle in drug store), cooking oil, olive oil .
    now with that oil take and pour and rub in liberally the oil to smother the mites and heal the sores

    then have a gallon container to have seven5% dust to put on the oiled chickens spots this is very important also . the sevin drops into the container and can be used over dusting any other times
    as you will need to oil and dust chickens legs for at least three times a week till healed

    this should be done twice a day and if one can lock the bird up so it can be treated liberally

    It will take 6 weeks to kill the mites and one needs to clean where the mites live
    basically the oil treatment is best as the oil smothers the mites and heals the sore legs


    then you need to get the mites where they live
    take a gallon can and put 1 pt of cooking oil and 1 pint of keroseen and paint the roost poles
    and all the cracks in the wood of the building
    especially the knot holes if any are in the wood
    these areas are where the mites live and breed
    when not sucking the blood out of the chicken an making sores on its legs ( eventually the mites make a white type offal build up on the scaley leg)

    then I would clean out the beding and start fresh by putting
    a good layer of sevin 5% on the bare floor now put the new bedding back in the building

    this will get rid of the mites and any lice living in the building
    always do this so you can leave a window cracked that night
    so fumes will escape

    besure to feed the birds affected the
    natural probiotic wet mash
    each bird
    3 tbsp of dry crumbles
    6 tbsp of milk any kind
    1 tbsp of yoguart
    mix and feed twie a day till the bird is healed then once a week for life

    PM me for any other problems
  4. b.hromada

    b.hromada Flock Mistress

    Wow, Glenda, you have it down to a science. If I get mites here, I will certainly remember these tricks. Thanks for all the information. I'm sure everyone will be grateful to you. [​IMG]
  5. WewaChicken

    WewaChicken Out Of The Brooder

    Apr 21, 2009
    This is so informative! Thanks a million!

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