2 of my young chickens have their mouths open a lot today

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by ericnash, Jun 23, 2011.

  1. ericnash

    ericnash Out Of The Brooder

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    They look like they are breathing hard. I have been treating them for worms, because it has been a concern, but we also had a thunderstorm. I am thinking Gapeworm. Anyone know how long they need treatment?
     
  2. stargirl

    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    gapeworm is more resilient, and needs a longer dosage. Which wormer are you using?

    Chickens often pant in hot weather rather like a dog, to cool themselves down. They also hold their wings away from their body to get some air into their wing-pits [​IMG]
    Could that be it?
     
  3. ericnash

    ericnash Out Of The Brooder

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    I am using safe-guard fenbendazole. Do I give it to them everday? And if I do how long do they need it for?
     
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    stargirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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