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Animals live in the moment, especially if they have a major change of scenery. She's being treated nicely, so she'll respond in kind. smile.png
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Update

As you can see from the picture below she has improved loads already, started getting her colour back and seems to be a very friendly loving girly despite her past ūüėäūüėä

Wow, she does look much better!

 

-Kathy

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I would worm her with Safeguard, but only after I got her properly hydrated, stabilized and fed. Even though Safeguard can cause feather damage during molt,  I would still worm her, but only after getting her stabilized.

 

-Kathy


Thanks Kathy, I was hoping you'd chime in. I know with horses in poor condition you don't necessarily want to worm them right away, but wasn't sure how that carried over to chickens :/. Risk vs benefit of a parasite load vs stress from the wormer and all that.

I have found that de-worming a sick chicken is fine as longs as they are stabilized first. Something like Safeguard is very safe and I think it's used to treat giardia in kittens and puppies. I would not use something like Wazine (piperazine) in a sick chicken.

 

-Kathy

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