Tick on my chicken?!

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Creationchick01, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Creationchick01

    Creationchick01 New Egg

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    Hi, we have a bantam lavender Peking chicken named Pip, who is quite a timid chicken but will follow the others. Today she was quieter than normal and I discovered she had a tick under her wattles (i think thats their name) and we have gotten rid of it but her wattles have swelled up a bit and her throat has too. She's eating, though less than normal, but is there anything we need to do to help her? This is our first time with chickens so me and my parents aren't to sure what to do! :S Thanks!
     
  2. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I think it may be better if you take your hen to a vet so he can examine her and suggest treatments. Ticks can make chickens very sick. Horrible little things. You can also post about your situation in the Emergencies section and see if anyone had a similar situation:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures

    What you should also do is examine all your chickens, it's suggested you wait until it's dark and look around their heads, under their wings and other places that's not heavily feathered. Treat them and their coop and run like you would for mites and lice, with a mite dust/spray. Permethrin is very good for that, if you can get some. Good luck with your girl!
     
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  3. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, Creationchick01, and [​IMG]! Great to have you here! I agree with what Sumi said! Good luck to you and your birds!
     
  4. Creationchick01

    Creationchick01 New Egg

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    Thank you both for the welcome! I have posted on the emergencies thread and thank you for the advice, I'll tell my parents about what you said and see what they do! Thank you again!
     
  5. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years. Premium Member

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    [​IMG]I agree with the others, ticks are nothing but trouble and she needs to see a vet.
     
  6. Mr MKK FARMS

    Mr MKK FARMS Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Welcome to BYC!! [​IMG] Glad you joined us!! [​IMG]
     
  7. LoveChickens123

    LoveChickens123 Chillin' With My Peeps

    hi and [​IMG] hope you like it
     
  8. DDNONIN2016

    DDNONIN2016 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hello and welcome from Ohio...so glad you joined BYC

    Hope your hen is doing better
     
  9. Creationchick01

    Creationchick01 New Egg

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    Hi guys, that you all for welcoming me! Pip is much better, back to her normal self but her wattle is still quite swollen, any ideas?
     
  10. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     

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