rescued silkies need some help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by wildriverswolf90, Sep 28, 2011.

  1. wildriverswolf90

    wildriverswolf90 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 4, 2011
    polk county, NC
    Alright call me crazy, stupid or what ever!
    But I've got two a silkie/cochin roo and a little red silkie hen now, I saw them while driving down the road with a little sign that said 10$!
    I just couldn't walk away! I brought them home and put them in chicken jail!
    The hen has what looks like patsy butt and they both have leg mites. Their feet are swollen and the rooster sounds weezy!

    What can I use to treat them for:
    1. Leg mites
    2. Worms
    3. Respritoary infection
    (would betadine work for leg mites)

    They where being kept in a 2x2 box and the floor was wire but you wouldn't know it cause of all the poo!
  2. foxypoproxy

    foxypoproxy Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 2, 2011
    Madison, CT
    Thanks for doing a good deed and saving some chickens!
    Valbazen kills all worms so i'd advise that as a wormer, not sure about the other treatments though.
    Hope they get better!
  3. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

    Apr 25, 2011
    Nor cal
    Ok, you can treat the scaly leg mites with Vaseline, just coat it on their legs about two times a day. It will suffocate the mites that are digging under the scales.
    For worms Valbazien works, and you could try Duramycin for respiratory infection??? Not sure on that one. Also, feed them lot's of healthy stuff to keep their immune system up like (Nancy's yogurt is very yummy!) yogurt and greens, you could put vitamans and electrolytes in their water also.
  4. chicmom

    chicmom Dances with Chickens

    Feb 24, 2009
    Strasburg Ohio
    I'll bet you have some vasceline around the house, and Seven Dust or Poultry Dust. Mix the Seven in with the vasceline and slather it all over their legs. The vasceline suffocates the scaly leg mites, and the Seven dust kills them. I would give them Tylan for the respiratory thing. It's pricey, but it works well. You might have to order that.

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