help! poor condition rescue chicken... - Page 2
Wow, she does look much better!
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.