Premium Feather Member
- Jun 24, 2012
@memphis , Merry Christmas to you, too!
Dosed correctly, fenbendazole (Safeguard) and albendazole (Valbazen) will kill cecal worms.Question- some people are saying to use safeguard dewormer and other deworming meds multiple times a year. But others say you can't kill the worms that cause blackhead with those kind of meds. Read Flagyl is best. Have give to my dogs before. I worked as vet tech for years but we never treated birds there. So these illnesses are new for me. If it is blackhead could she be acting alright today but still be sick?
Mine do this when they want me to "breed" them, lol. If she keeps doing this only when you approach her, that's what it is.Hey gang got an issue with one of our hens. Let me all out to enjoy the warmer temp today and they seemed happy. While I was out walking around with them the darker turkey hen layed down flat on her belly in the open yard. She NEVER lets us get close enough to touch her but I was about two feet from her and took a couple pics to show you all how she is acting. She kept closing her eyes and holding her beak open some. Think she made like a cough sound a couple times. My daughter tried to touch her and she let her pet her repeatedly. I got a towel and went to catch her in it but she got up and did a kind of weak run away from us. Then stopped and hung her head and lowered her body some. Not to ground. We got her back in the pen and I was thinking maybe put some antibiotics in water. Have vetrx drops too. Any ideas? She seemed totally fine 10 mins before she layed down. She will run from us but only for a short distance before stopping and acting tired. She is calling to the other turkey who is still out of pen. Should I separate her from chickens and other turkey? Just don't know enough about their illnesses so any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!! Thanks all.