1. mehchickengurl

    mehchickengurl New Egg

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    i posted in the predator/pest forum too.

    my chickens have red, bumpy patches where no feathers will grow. my friend says its ringworms. i've tried almost everything-for mites and lice. please helpp!
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    a pic would be most helpful....
     
  3. Nugget

    Nugget Chillin' With My Peeps

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    and ringworm (if chickens even get it) is a fungus, not a worm
     
  4. ninjapoodles

    ninjapoodles Sees What You Did There

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    *note* I'm not informed enough yet to know what medications are chicken-safe, but here's what I do know about ringworm and how I treat it on dogs and horses (and people).

    "Ringworm" is not actually anything to do with worms or parasites of any kind. It's a fungus, easily treated with an OTC antifungal like Lotrimin or Tinactin. It's just called ringworm because of its appearance, which is round and red, with a darker "outline" around it, which is what I guess is supposed to look like a ring-shaped "worm".

    I don't know about chickens, but with horses or dogs, while you're treating ringworm, you have to try and be careful not to spread it by sharing grooming equipment between infected and non-infected animals. I've never seen a case transferred to humans, though I understand that can happen.
     

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