Someone PLEASE help!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by CayleeMarie03, Feb 16, 2013.

  1. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Something is wrong with my black rock hen. I found her curled up in a ball outside. And it is winter!! She wont open her eyes at all and is weak. So i brought her inside... then i dicovered she has bugs on her!! I think it might be mites. Can someone tell me what is happening and what should i do?
     
  2. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never had that problem before, but lice not mites can be fatal to chickens. Hopefully all she needs is some tlc. But definitely try to rid her of those hideous bugs! :)
     
  3. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    You need to treat her with a permethryn powder, also treat the coop as all of your other birds will be affected with the mite infestation... it may be advisable to bathe your chicken to help eradicate the mites... they feed on the blood of chickens and can result in killing the chicken(s) through blood loss.. do keep the sick bird inside and maybe give her scrambled eggs, tuna fish or some high protein feed to help her until you get some treatment that will eradicate the mites.

    Good luck

    Suzie
     
  4. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The poor hen i had died.[​IMG]
     
  5. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    I am so sorry that she died, she was very ill.

    Thinking of you

    Suzie
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  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Sorry for your loss. Visually inspect your other chickens for external parasites, especially around their vent area. If you see any, dust them with sevin dust, then redust them again in 7-10 days. Same with the inside of the coop and nests.
     
  7. nanaluvsgps

    nanaluvsgps Chillin' With My Peeps

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    So sorry about your loss... xo
     
  8. CayleeMarie03

    CayleeMarie03 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This morning another hen got sick i think she is dying[​IMG]
     
  9. ChucktheChick

    ChucktheChick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Oh so sorry! U r in my thoughts
     

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