Chicken is lethargic, will not eat, drink at all. Possibly worms? With picture

moonyy

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Our chicken Mia has been lethargic for 24 hours now. She will not eat or drink on her own. We have been having high temperatures lately so we brought her inside about 18 hours ago and her conditions hasn't improved much. The only improvement is that she is resisting us when trying to give her water. We have been giving her water with colloidal silver mixed in.
Last night we gave her an epsom salt bath thinking she might be egg bound. Instead she pooped out weird worm like things, except they werent moving and when we touched them they smooshed apart easily. We are not sure what is going on and if they actually were worms. All our other hens are fine and I inspected recent droppings from them and saw no worms. Mia has only been pooping the weird "worms" or a yellow liquid. Does anyone have any advice?
We got Mia as a chick this last may, her sister has started laying eggs but Mia hasnt yet. She is a Plymouth Blue Rock

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Are you in the US?

If so, go to your local feed store like TSC and pick up a bottle of Safeguard Liquid Goat De-Wormer or Safeguard Equine Paste.
Dose is .23ml per pound of weight given orally once a day for 5 days in a row.

Do make sure she's drinking well. Encourage her to eat if possible. Sometimes wet feed is more interesting.
Check to make sure her crop is emptying - it may not be since she's got a worm infestation.

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moonyy

Hatching
Aug 28, 2021
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1
4
Are you in the US?

If so, go to your local feed store like TSC and pick up a bottle of Safeguard Liquid Goat De-Wormer or Safeguard Equine Paste.
Dose is .23ml per pound of weight given orally once a day for 5 days in a row.

Do make sure she's drinking well. Encourage her to eat if possible. Sometimes wet feed is more interesting.
Check to make sure her crop is emptying - it may not be since she's got a worm infestation.

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We bought some and gave her the recommended dosage about an hour ago. we just gave her some more water and tried to feed her again and this time she ate on her own! I felt her crop as well, it doesn't seem abnormal. Thank you for your advice!
 

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