Scaly Feathers on Neck of 4 month old Copper Marans

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by soccerbabiesmama, Jun 20, 2011.

  1. soccerbabiesmama

    soccerbabiesmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Does anyone know what is causing these scaly feathers on our 4 month old Black Copper Marans hen? Are they dangerous, contagious to the other birds or humans?

    Thanks!

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  2. Year of the Rooster

    Year of the Rooster Sebright Savvy

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    Those are lice eggs. You should pluck them off and dust your birds.
     
  3. soccerbabiesmama

    soccerbabiesmama Out Of The Brooder

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    OH YUCK!!!! What do I dust them with??? Can humans get them?
     
  4. LeezyBeezy

    LeezyBeezy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I think you use Sevin, but just type lice in the search box and you'll find the rememdy. Thanks for the picture- I would have never guessed!
     
  5. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    The lice are species specific and although they might get on you, they will not stay. Sevin dust, Ivermectin, or any poultry dust that you can get at TSC or your feed mill will work. Dust the birds and then twice more at ten day intervals.
     
  6. soccerbabiesmama

    soccerbabiesmama Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you so very much! I have the food grade de and will start that in the morning, then head to tractor supply for poultry dust![​IMG]
     

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