six become four !

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ladybird12, Jul 23, 2010.

  1. ladybird12

    ladybird12 Out Of The Brooder

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    I purchased six bantam hens yesterday and this morning found two dead in the coop this morning followed by another two later on today [​IMG] on further inspection I found they had mite:/ I am so gutted because now I have introduced them into my flock of brown hens and cockeral is there a chance they will get it ? I have placed the remaining two hens in a seperate coop and dusted them they seem fairly healthy I am just hoping they survive now [​IMG] do you think they have a chance ? can mite really have killed these young hens ? any advice appreciated
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Mites in large quantities are deadly to birds. They are also highly communicable. You need to treat your whole flock now and again in 7-10 days. You also need to clean out their house using something like Oxine. Mites are no laughing matter. If you got your birds from someone you know I would contact them and notify them of the problem. I would also demand some new birds or my money back (if you paid for them). I think I would take the money rather than any more bug-riddled birds, though.

    Probably the combined stress of the mites and the move to a new home was enough to kill your new birds. I hope your other newbies survive. Good luck.
     
  3. ladybird12

    ladybird12 Out Of The Brooder

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    Thanks [​IMG] I have treated them all tonight and the two remaining chicks are so far okay xx
     

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