1. If this is your first time on BYC, we suggest you start with one of these three options:
    Raising Chickens Chicken Coops Join BYC
    If you're already a member of our community, click here to login & click here to learn what's new!

Serious Head Shaking

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EggPopper, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. EggPopper

    EggPopper New Egg

    9
    1
    9
    Dec 23, 2015
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    Hi I am new to this site. Need some help treating my birds. I am assuming they have mites. No sign of lice. Was thinking to treat with ivomec orally in their water as I have 250+ birds. Just don't want a long withdrawal period for eggs. Safeguard doesn't do external parasites right? Any other suggestions? Thought about Eprinex but can't find the injectable kind only pour on which isn't for use in drinking water either right?
     
  2. BlackRubleHatch

    BlackRubleHatch Out Of The Brooder

    46
    8
    26
    Dec 22, 2015
    You can use 7 dust to treat lice but if your talking about leg mites you can smother their legs in Vaseline and that will smother the mites.
     
  3. EggPopper

    EggPopper New Egg

    9
    1
    9
    Dec 23, 2015
    Saskatchewan, Canada
    No not leg mites. Guessing Northern fowl mite. Something around their heads causing them to shake their heads. Have never been able to find anything on them but I am thinking they are very small.
     

BackYard Chickens is proudly sponsored by