Sick hen with lots of worms
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Edited by Eggcessive - 4/14/16 at 4:55pm
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Nothing there about flystrike, but there is other info about how you should handle her. If she's really sick, avoid getting her too wet, that could kill her.
@NewTxChick61 , Eggcessive is correct, the poop and maggots *must* be removed. I was just trying to say that you probably don't need to wet her whole body to do it. Do it inside where it's warm, with warm water, have a hair dryer ready, and might also be a good idea to warm up some towels in the clothes dryer for her.
I haven't treated flystrike, but in the many threads I have read, the maggots will come off with saline, soap and water, betadine, epsome salts, and probably chlorhexidene as well. Using tweezers helps to remove them. then coat her wound if any, with plain Neosporin or bacitracin ointment. SWAT for horses (contains permethrin) and screwworm spray can also help to kill maggots on contact. God luck, and let us know what you find. Pictures are helpful. Casportpony is right about doing a shallow bath, and drying her well if she is very weak or cold.
Keep her inside where it's warm. Can you post a picture of her raw spot?