Sick help me!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kalbert12, Dec 6, 2013.

  1. kalbert12

    kalbert12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Why does she look like that? She's kind of the loner of the flock of 5 not really excited about food like she used to be
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Possibly eggbound, lice/mites, worms... or a combination of any of these.
     
  3. kalbert12

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    How do I get rid of them? I'm new to the chicken thing.
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    For lice and mites, you need to check her skin all over especially around the vent for any crawling tiny bugs or eggs near the base of the feathers. Treating with 5% sevin dust will kill them, then repeat in 7 days after cleaning your coop and dusting it. Safeguard liquid goat wormer (1/2 cc/ml) or horse paste (a pea sized dose) by mouth and repeat in 10 days will get most worms except tapeworm. Valbazen gets all worms. For egg bound, feel inside the vent with a finger, and if one is present give her a hot bath for 30 minutes along with a crushed Tums or 1/2 calcium tablet by mouth with a little yogurt. that may help her pass an egg. Here is a picture of what to look for with lice or mites: http://anrcatalog.ucdavis.edu/pdf/8162.pdf
     
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