Sick chicken? please help :(

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Kayajost, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. Kayajost

    Kayajost In the Brooder

    Sep 28, 2015
    so my chicken has wry neck syndrome (or crook neck), and i have treated her for a while. today i went down to check on my chickens, and she was in a corner facing the wall lying down with the syndrome again. so i took her up to treat her and one of her eyes wouldnt open. so i helped it open as it was stuck shut with crust stuff. now her eye is fine but i found a cream color very small bug on her face. i dont know where it went, i might have got it off, but just now i dont know where it came from, i looked back at her to check on her and found a black, skinny fly-looking bug. I dont know if this is just because she was lying down in the coop not moving around or if she has a disease. Please help!! (she can stand and walk around fine too.)

  2. oldhenlikesdogs

    oldhenlikesdogs Chicken tender Premium Member

    Jul 16, 2015
    central Wisconsin
    Birds that aren't well don't take dust baths or preen themselves so they often get overwhelmed with external parasites, most birds have a few on them, but they quickly get out of control if not tended to by a sick bird. You should dust her with a poultry dust containing pyrethrin, you are probably seeing both lice and mites.

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