What attacked my chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by happytutuaway, Oct 16, 2015.

  1. happytutuaway

    happytutuaway Out Of The Brooder

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    Please tell me what this could be. Makes me so sad.
     
  2. Maddly

    Maddly Out Of The Brooder

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  3. happytutuaway

    happytutuaway Out Of The Brooder

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    Thank you maddly. I have been fighting a lot of mosquitos around the pin at night.
     
  4. fairie

    fairie Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Here's some general info on controlling mosquitoes. http://insects.about.com/od/insectpests/a/mosquitocontrol.htm

    They need like 2 Tbs of water to lay eggs, you have to be really diligent to keep them away.

    Also I put dried or fresh mint in the hen house, and the mint that i have I am growing in the yard around the hen house. I would imagine that Neem oil sprayed in the hen house would help too. You can plant all types of mint, camphor and lavender to keep mosquitoes down, but mostly i notice my chickens eat them once they have hatched.
     
  5. happytutuaway

    happytutuaway Out Of The Brooder

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    Here's some general info on controlling mosquitoes.  http://insects.about.com/od/insectpests/a/mosquitocontrol.htm


    They need like 2 Tbs of water to lay eggs, you have to be really diligent to keep them away.

    Also I put dried or fresh mint in the hen house, and the mint that i have I am growing in the yard around the hen house. I would imagine that Neem oil sprayed in the hen house would help too. You can plant all types of mint, camphor and lavender to keep mosquitoes down, but mostly i notice my chickens eat them once they have hatched.

    Thank you fairie. I have mint growing on the other side of the yard. I guess I need to move it now that I know it helps with mosquitos.
     
  6. Maddly

    Maddly Out Of The Brooder

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    Me too, so frustrating! We ended up vaccinating the rest of our flock so that none of the other birds would get sick, but the two sick birds don't seem too bad. They've lost a little bit of weight but otherwise seem pretty happy and healthy.

    All the best with your bird, hope she recovers quickly!
     

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