Black Head

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PoultryPotts, Apr 3, 2009.

  1. PoultryPotts

    PoultryPotts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chickens and turkeys and I want to know how far to keep my turkeys away from my chickens. I have had a diease free flock so far. I did have a barred rock die from a unkown reason. That was year ago but it was from the same flock.[​IMG]
     
  2. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have chickens and turk together with no problems because I deworm regularly. If you don't want to do this, as long as they don't come in contact with each others feces, they should be fine. It is spread thru their poop containing cecal worms.
     
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  3. PoultryPotts

    PoultryPotts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks now I know my turks will be fine.
     
  4. chickensioux

    chickensioux Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Cecal worms are carried by earthworms. If you have chickens that have cecal worms, earthworms can also carry it to the area of the turkeys. This is why I deworm regularly. One way to watch for blackhead is to watch your turks poop. Look at it daily. It will turn sulfur colored of he has cecal worms. The minute you see this, pour lots and lots of cayenne pepper in their feed and water. Like a whole little jar of it over the course of 3 days. I've heard this works. You can also do it as a preventative. They seem to like it.
     

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