What is it?!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by EggresiveAli, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi guys,

    my smallest chicken was very badly hen pecked last year - no blood, just bald bums LOL. I've been ill recently and my mum has been looking after the girls. I am feeling slightly better but when i went to give the girls corn on the cob, her bum looked spotty with feathers. YAY. But the feathers have little cheese like things on the end. Apart from that shes happy and fine. Any ideas or am i overreacting.

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  2. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    NYONE?
     
  3. pac1712

    pac1712 Out Of The Brooder

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    there are many things this could be. mites, worms, pecking parasites or just that theyve had a dust bath, get it checked out at the vets
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Cheese like things on feather shafts? That would be lice eggs, if that's what it is. You can visually see lice crawling on chickens. Some people have used coconut oil purchased from a grocery store to remove lice eggs. I know it's difficult in your country to acquire chemical products in stores without a vet visit. Give her a warm bath using dish detergent to kill the lice. Clean out the coop/nests thoroughly and spray bleachwater inside coop and nests, get it into cracks and crevices. Visually inspect your other birds for lice as well.
     
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  5. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, my local store, Pets at Home sells load of chicken things. I live in a small village in the country and quite a lot of people have chooks. Chickens are becoming VERY common here. It's definitely not lice eggs as we treating her for life.
     
  6. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Lice
     
  7. EggresiveAli

    EggresiveAli Chillin' With My Peeps

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    There are a lot of chicken shops here
     

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