What does she have and how do I get rid of it?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by pcosmom, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. pcosmom

    pcosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My daughters new pullet has some funky white things all around her neck. They don't move and are not alive...

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  2. ImpulsiveFarmer

    ImpulsiveFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    They look like lice or mite eggs to me, but I could be mistaken. There are a variety of treatment options (both chemical and non-chemical) I suggest looking around the forum there are a lot of posts concerning the treatment of lice and mites.
     
  3. pcosmom

    pcosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.

    Even though her and her 3 counter parts r not with the rest of my flock should I just treat everyone and all my coupes to be safe..
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Those are eggs... Is she okay otherwise? Does she often keep her eyes shut? Please dust her for mites/lice even if you can't see them, I'd be willing to bet that they are there. You can get poultry dust at most feed stores. After you dust her, put her in a box with white paper towels on the bottom. Go back in an hour and see what types of bugs fell off, you'll be surprised, I think.
     
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  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Dust everyone!
     
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    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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  7. pcosmom

    pcosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is eating and drinking no poop problems looks normal. She was food thus morning as she was not huddled with the other 3 in there house. I brought her in and put her in the brooded box I had set up for one of the baby chicks. She walks around and talks, but she does sleep a lot :(.
    I hope I can make her better she is my daughters. Which my daughter got to replace the one hawk got....
     
  8. dawg53

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    Those are lice eggs. Others have used coconut oil to remove them. Dust your birds with sevin dust, coop and nests. Repeat dusting again in 7-10 days.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I have noticed that some animals will get lice infestations when they aren't feeling well. If they have eggs on their feathers, there are bugs on their bodies, so please dust her and the coops/nests like dawg suggested. If they have a spot that they dust bathe, put some ther, too. I have tried the "natural" stuff and it hasn't worked for me.
     
  10. pcosmom

    pcosmom Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My husband picked up the dust on his way home so we can treat them..how do I get all these icky white things off..will they off..its to cold to bath them..
     

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