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Chicken losing weight fast!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by eryn13, Jun 9, 2011.

  1. eryn13

    eryn13 In the Brooder

    May 2, 2011
    My chicken is so thin i can feel every bone in her she is eating & drinking fine

  2. Sunny Side Up

    Sunny Side Up Count your many blessings...

    Mar 12, 2008
    Loxahatchee, Florida
    I would guess she has "company", worms or lice/mites or both. Check under her feathers for little crawling things near the skin, check especially behind her neck, under her wings, & around her vent. Check her poop for worms, but even if you don't see them she still may have them inside.

    You can powder her with 5% Sevin Dust or some other insecticidal powder that's safe for use on dogs. You can give her a vermicide like Wazine or Ivomectin for the worms.

    I hope she gets better. [​IMG]
  3. sirani

    sirani In the Brooder

    Jun 21, 2012
    I would give the chicken some wormer to be on the safe side because I had the same thing happen to my Frizzle she died and now my prized rooster is losing weight too.

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