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My daughter has a one month old baby chicken, he's kind of a stray. My neighbor took in an abandon rooster and then got him a hen. Down the line we ended up with Ducky. I have NEVER been around chickens before is there anything I should watch for and if I suspect gape worm (just from googling) does it hurt to treat them as a precaution? And one more thing when will I know if Ducky is a he or she?
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I am not sure about the gape worm, but as far as gender, it will be easier to sex around 2 months old. Gender is never 100% until a crow is heard or an egg is layed. The saying is: you never know until they crow
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:welcome I'm not sure on the gape worm either. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable will post soon. As for the gender, I would say pullet. Nothing 100%!

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Hi and welcome to BYC. I'd suggest posting on the ER forum - http://www.backyardchickens.com/f/10/emergencies-diseases-injuries-and-cures with a full description of symptoms and a full pic of the chicken.

 

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Why do you think this chick could have gapeworm?   Have you researched the symptoms?

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I researched because I had no idea chickens yawned and that came up quite a bit! I don't think she has it though, she seems to really just yawn after a long day of running around, may just be tired! But with my daughter loving her so much I want to make sure I do everything to keep her healthy!
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