atm I keep them inside house in closet do to cold weather and Wer sick I bought them in these conditions... I had no idea about chickens but learned a lot past 2 weeks... I change bedding twice a day.. Canker sores in mouth respiratory infections along with quill mites... And who knows what else... But canker and respiratory under control with right meds... Just the quill mites to deal with.... And I hope that's all.. Lol. Thanks for the advice 👍
What type of meds for the canker? Metronidazole?
How much ventilation does the closet have? Are they able to get fresh air from the outside? I also notice in pictures they have a heat lamp? How warm is that, and do they have access to natural light as well? I see you are in Alaska, what weather conditions were they kept in before you got them?
Shoot!!😤😤😤 so after all that today I came home to care for me birds on my lunch break... My rooster poop out watery poop like it usually does... But.... Today immediately I noticed moving twitching from the poop... A closer look reveals I think round worms... About 1/4 in look like small noodles.. Disgusting!! What else is going on!! Mayb the DE and last nights ivermectin treatment doing its job?? I've never noticed the worms moving like that. Until today after last nights treatment with ivermectin...
What type of food/treats do you normally feed?
DE is not generally effective for worm infestations, you will need to treat them with a dewormer/wormer.
Valbazen 1/2 ml orally and then repeated in 10 days for each chicken is an excellent wormer. Fenbendazole (Safeguard, Panacur) is also good at 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row. (I've also given you links for different types of worms (has photos) and treatment for them).
Can you provide them with a tub of dirt for dust bathing. You can add a bit of DE if you wish, but I would watch it especially if you have ventilation problems and the chickens have had a respiratory problem, DE (IMO) is very hard on the breathing (for them and us humans). I prefer just plain 'ol dirt with wood ash. If you don't have any dirt, sand could be used.
Some helpful articles on worm treatments: