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Hen with pale face and comb, wattles

post #1 of 6
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I have a SLW hen she is about 8 months old and I have noticed she is very pale in the face and comb she still eats and drinks but seem sluggish compared to normal and her sisters are active and face and combs bright red not sure what is wrong or what to do help please
post #2 of 6

Has she ever started to lay eggs? If not she may have some internal problems. Have you wormed your flock recently? I would make sure that she gets wormed, and I would check her skin for evidence of lice or mites. Then I would give her vitamins and probiotics in the water. How do her droppings look, and how is she eating?

post #3 of 6
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Yes she has been laying for quite awhile. No I haven't wormed them I would like to but I'm not sure what kind would be best. I have checked her for lice and mites I found nothing even checked her sisters. I check droppings daily nothing out of the ordinary as far as I can tell.
post #4 of 6

I like Valbazen for worming, since it gets most worms with 1/2 ml orally to each chicken, and repeat it in 10 days. SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer can be used as well.

post #5 of 6
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Okay well the only local farm store is TSC I should be able to get it there? And thank you I just hope I didn't wait to long
post #6 of 6

They usually carry SafeGuard. The dosage for that is 1/4  ml per pound of weight for 3-5  days. Valbazen can be ordered online, and I have found it in Southern Sates and Rural King, as well as locally owned feed stores. TSC just doesn't seem to carry it for some reason.

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