Run and Coop overrun by wild birds - concerned about disease now

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lajohnston, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. lajohnston

    lajohnston Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 11, 2012
    My hens have been traumatized by wild birds getting trapped in the run & coop for two days now. I'm pretty sure I've secured the run/coop by covering all possible entryways. BUT it is full of the wild bird droppings. I'm concerned that my hens will contract something from the poop or just being near the wild birds (lice, etc). Unfortunately I cannot remove all the droppings without doing some major disassembly of the structure, not til Spring anyway.

    Should I be pro-active and treat them NOW for any possible disease or parasite infestation? And if so, what do you recommend?

    Thanks, I appreciate any suggestion.
  2. Bridebeliever

    Bridebeliever Chillin' With My Peeps

    You can sprinkle DE around the run. Is it really that bad? Or is it really what they would be exposed to if they were out free ranging? I think the season will work to your benefit as parasites and mites are much less right now.

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