Chickens are Yawning

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by sundancenbare, Apr 20, 2012.

  1. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have two hens that are suddenly yawning all the time. I am not sue if that is normal ir if it is something I should be concerned about. It has been very rainy and cold here and then jumps up to 70 degrees so the weather could possibly be a factor. Can anyone tell me what this is?I feed 18% laying crumbles mixed with oyster shells and diatamicious earth and they free range most of day in my back yard. they get scratch as well
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    Have they been wormed lately?
     
  3. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    just with DE I am going to feed store tomorrow and get some wormer. Any suggestions on what kind of wormer to buy
     
  4. Klwright1122

    Klwright1122 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    . Valbazen. It is for cattle, but works on all known worms in poultry where other wormers for poultry only work on specific worms... 1/2 cc for standard size chickens. I put it right in their mouth, I did not dilute. You have to repeat again in 10 days. You will have to toss the eggs though if they are laying up to 14 days after they take the meds. I got this advice fm another BYC'er and it worked great...!
     
  5. sundancenbare

    sundancenbare Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks, I have a d Uncle bantam and a Americana that are yawning and this morning I noticed a chick starting. I will adjust the dose and try it
     
  6. SelfAsylum

    SelfAsylum Out Of The Brooder

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    Have you ever used this on chicks? Is there chick wormer and should I use that until they are standard size to use valbazen?
     
  7. dawg53

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    Most likely there are simply adjusting their crops or trying move feed down their esophagus. They do it by yawning. Any other symptoms such as runny nostrils, bubbly eyes, wheezing, gurgling etc...I'd suspect a respiratory disease.
     
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  8. dsfrango

    dsfrango Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I used Wazine on mine when I found out my chickens had gape worm. They were "yawning" and wheezing and had runny nostrils. I only lost 1 chicken out of 15 or so.
     
  9. dawg53

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    Wazine doesnt treat gapeworm, only large roundworms. You are most likely dealing with a respiratory disease.
     
  10. Aeropennchick

    Aeropennchick Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I tend to agree. Mine do this off and on, after eating a bunch. More so since they moved outside and are eating things other than chick crumbles. Nothing appears to be wrong with them.
     

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