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  1. We have one of our hens who has been off her legs but otherwise fine the vet thinks she has a vitiamin deficiency so we have been giving her vit b for 5 days 10ml to 2 litres of water and she has really started picking up. It's the last of the 5 days today but she needs more well it be fine for the the other girls to have it for another 5 days

  2. ... which is why I have plastic housing!


    Seriously though... every 3 days, strip the cop down, scrub it and then spray with Total Mite Kill Concentrate, then powder with Buz Busters, repeat this every 3 days until the infestation has gone. Thereafter use after your weekly clean and BE VIGILANT.


    Do be careful not to transfer the mites into your own house on your clothing!


    Seem to be keeping them at bay little so and so's been getting getting straight in the shower

  3. Oh dear, sorry to hear of your difficulties.


    I'm just replying to empathize really, I've had my first ever attack of red mite over the last two or three weeks too - came as quite a shock. I'm just doing a good clean every three or four days - taking everything out of the cube blasting it with the hosepipe and then smothering everything with Poultry Shield and Total Mite Kill. Leave it all to dry then put it all back together with massive amounts of diatom/mite powder going EVERYWHERE, including all over the bedding.


    Someone did say something I hadn't thought of though - be careful what you do with your used bedding - I think burning it is ideal though we can't all do that, but don't put it in your compost bin if that's what you usually do - used bedding is bagged up by me and sprayed liberally with total mite kill to stop the little blighters having a party in there!!!


    Good luck


    It's terrible isn't it I can't stand the thought of them did all the cleaning out Saturday and checked on Sunday and found more arghhhh. I was thinking of buying a plastic shed I know you still get them but think it would easier to clean as ours is wooden we was looking at new coops anyway would be great to watch it burn with most the mites in :evil: worries me as we have parrots aswell so as soon as come in the house clothes in the machine and them a hot shower hope you have luck in getting rid of them

  4. Ive been very lucky over my 5-6 years of chicken keeping.. But have had a bad time lately mom was dianosed with cancer i got married so she would be there and a few days after the wedding she passed away :cry: so i have not been my usually vigilant self and noticed late afternnon red mite :shock::evil: my hubby has just got back from work and took out some of the bedding for now and disposed of it urghhh. Also we quickly sprayed some johnsons anti lice spray on them and the cracks as it says on the bottle it contains permethrin and then put some diatom in the coop for tonight.


    So tomorrow morning early we will spray the coop with poultry sheild with the bedding still in there leave for abit and then dispose of the bedding take apart the coop and wash it down then respray again and leave to dry then put bedding back in and then diatom. Also will powder the poor girls.


    Can anyone think of anything else we can do can not stand the though of them "Ooops, word censored!"s on the girls

  5. One of my new girls (had her a couple if weeks) has started sneezing she hasn't got a rattly chest and is fine in her self. I have got some respite and I'm not sure on the doseage any help would be appreciated

  6. Pleased to hear that Oneyolktoanother. Perhaps it's a muscle strain after laying the first egg? Just a wild guess.


    I was thinking that she's been up more today and eating but is still resting a lot phoned the vet he said keep an eye in her as he doesn't want to give her drugs as she's young. They do worry you I've had a few sleepless nights thanks for your help I will keep you updated

  7. Need to check her abdomen for swelling Oneyolk. Her comb should be red not pale. Is she eating and drinking properly, so is her crop full and reasonably firm, but not hard? She doesn't sound right but I'm guessing as to why? An internal problem is a possibility, so has she laid another egg yet?


    Her comb is red she's eating and drinking and getting up more and walking about a bit more. No she hasn't layed another egg yet

  8. The poops with blood in are not necessarily a problem Oneyolktoanother. She may be shedding gut lining, which is perfectly normal but looks awful. But it is important you check her vent as the other possibility is she has prolapsed and torn the vent inside out during the laying of her first egg. A little blood on first eggs is normal, but occasionally they will lay an egg too large for their current development/ size.


    Wait to hear from you.


    Thanks for the reply just checked vent is perfect didnet see any blood in her poop just but she seems weak on her legs she will walk around a bit and then rest

  9. Our new pol chilli was not right yesterday and was making loud gurgling noises we was worried as we had lice powered them the day before and diatom earth in the coop which she was fine with last week. But she kept going in the coop and looking egg bound she then layed her first egg but went off her legs so we took her in the house to keep her warm but she kept standing up so she is back out she is walking a bit more today but still siting in the run a lot and she has had two poops with blood in any ideas or advice I'm so so worried :(

  10. Just to let you we lost daisy last week :cry: she got better so she went back out and started coughing again the vet said I could give her some more medicine and she would have to stay in the house till the summer so got it. Was giving her the medicine and she was panicking that much it looks like she had a heart attack she died in our arms. Her last day was spent on the sofa relaxing making her self at home which is a nice thought just can't believe how quick it all happened was very upsetting.


    Oh that's very sad - so sorry to hear this news. You did so much for Daisy, please remember you did everything you could. It's very difficult and upsetting - I also had a chicken die in my arms and it was very distressing but I was glad she wasn't alone.


    It sounds to me like it could've been something like mycoplasma as this also reoccurred in one of my hens after antibiotic treatment and is a horrible infection.


    Huge hugs!


    Thank you so much it has knocked me about



  11. So sorry to hear you lost her, but hopefully can take comfort that obviously did so much but it wasn't meant to be. Xx


    Awww thankyou it broke my heart but getting on with it having new introductions with the new hen arghhhh!!

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