She might have died from mites...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bird biz, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. Bird biz

    Bird biz Chillin' With My Peeps

    Oct 6, 2012
    Treated my little Golden Egyptian fayoumis Bantam for mites as she was pecking at her feathers. I treated her with Garden and Poultry dust, but a few days ago she appeared cold and just sat in one place. I brought her into a cage near a heater and kept a close eye on her. She soon lost her appetite and became very week. Saddly she passes last night. She was about 4 months old. The only other symptoms she had was that she appeared to molt and the shafts of her feathers were cover with a white coating. No one in Denver seems to know much about chickens. They have only this year allowed residents to have them. I have gotten lots of responces about what could have been wrong, it's a mystery because the other five appear well.
  2. zurcherpoultry

    zurcherpoultry Out Of The Brooder

    Oct 7, 2012
    I wouldn't keep mites out of the question. We have white crested black polish which are notorious for mites. We got to the point with one where she died from a mite infection before we noticed it. A lot of times you won't notice the mites until they are gone. I would treat the whole flock, chances are they probably have them too.

    Sorry for your loss!

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