Originally Posted by NunsuchFarm
Hi all, after watching her closely, we've found evidence of worms for sure so we are going to deworm the birds. She's the only one showing these symptoms though.
That's a start anyway! Have you been able to identify the worms? Be sure to use a broad spectrum dewormer like the ones i mentioned in earlier posts.. Worms, especiallysomething like Capillary worms can be extremely hard to get rid of. Also, when you deworm them, if they have a bad case, a lot of times the worms will give off toxins when they die off in large numbers, and this can make the bird sick too, so just be aware that if she doesn't recover right away, that might be wny. I've found that ZyfendA ( all- natural and available at feed stores) is good stuff in helping the birds deal with problems they might encounter during a worm infestation. It is not expensive, and I think it helps them recover from the worms and deworming, with less problems, and that's what it's marketed to do. . You mix the ZyfendA in the drinking water, and a little goes a long way. After I deworm our flock, I give them Zyfend A in their water for the following week. Give it to your sick hen, too. Also, it is best to deworm the birds again, ten days to two weeks after the first deworming. And then, every six months thereafter. If you use anything but Strike 3 to deworm, check the withdrawal time, usually two to three weeks after medication is finished before you can eat eggs ( we always make it three weeks). .Edited by chicknmania - 1/16/16 at 6:41pm