Rooster has extremely bad lice-he has passed.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happyhensny, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    I have checked all the hens, NO LICE. He is defintely loaded with them. I have been putting Sevin in the nest boxes and apparently the bugs have found poor Shadow, who does not go in the nests, and have almost killed him. I found him yesterday weak and not able to stand. I have had him quaranteened in a crate with Sevin on the shavings, dusted him with it, gave electrolytes, yogurt. Is there anything else I can do for this poor boy?

    Thank you!
    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  2. Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Hangin Wit My Peeps

    Apr 20, 2008
    Birnamwood, Wisconsin
    You may want to give him a warm bath to get some of them off of him and then redust. I'm just thinking a bath may make him feel a little better. Poor guy [​IMG] Sure hope he makes it.
  3. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 8, 2011
    Southeast Minnesota
    perhaps someone on here with more knowledge can give you a suggestion for a flea dip or other topical ointment to get rid of them quickly. Perhaps some vitamins in the water and a lot of rest would help. keep us updated
  4. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    A bath with some flea type shampoo sounds good, I know he can have the Pedialyte but I was afraid to give him anything else. I am leaving for work now, hopefully he'll be better this afternoon and I'll try the bath.
  5. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

    Feb 28, 2009
    Syracuse, NY
    I use Diametius earth in the nest boxes and dust the birds and throw some in the wood chips and corners at cleaning time. Also you'll want to oil/grease the roosts. You can do this with mineral oil or vaseline. Mites hide in cracks and crevices during the day. I also throw some in the chickens "dusting" holes.

    this year I made a "sand box" for inside the run where it will stay dry.

    Make sure you dust under the wings and around the vent area and do all the birds. the Dia. earth is safer than sevin IMO.

    I wish you the best

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  6. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    Quote:I use DE too in their dusting area, got him on the vent and under wings with Sevin and all around the coop, and I will grease the roosts this afternoon
  7. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
  8. happyhensny

    happyhensny Brown Barns Farm

    No it was lice and I just got home and he has passed away. I cannot believe he was fine and then within 24 hours has died. And none of the hens still have any visable lice. His vent area had loads of eggs and moving bugs. I bought him this spring from a breeder and didn't notice any then. I wonder if he had them to start out with.

    Thanks everyone for your help.

    Shadow a couple of weeks ago. I have some of his babies about to hatch in the incubator tomorrow.

    Last edited: Jun 13, 2011
  9. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Sorry for your loss. Beautiful roo...I wish you the best.
  10. stubbornhill

    stubbornhill Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 11, 2011
    Shapleigh, Maine
    Sorry to hear of your loss. He certainly was a handsome roo. [​IMG]

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