chickens wont stand up

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by decomposed, Jan 11, 2014.

  1. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    my friend has 2 young hens and yesterday they started just laying down and they wont stand up their heads are drooping kind of like they are drifting off to sleep im wondering what this could be and is there anything we can do for the girls?
     
  2. brood06

    brood06 New Egg

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    My Rooster is doing the same thing!! Any help would be appreciated.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Consider worming them with valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer or safeguard liquid goat wormer.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Take to a vet if possible. If not, bring inside where it's warm.

    -Kathy
     
  5. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    would it be alright to give them worming meds and antibiotics at the same time?
     
  6. brood06

    brood06 New Egg

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    Thanks, think I'm going to get him to the vet if he makes it through the weekend.
    He has real bad frostbite on his wattles and comb also.

    Been giving him water through a dropper and hand feeding him scrambles eggs and scratch.
    Have him in the house where it is warm.
    He acts like he is sleeping alot.

    Going to keep doing what I can to help him until Monday when the vet opens.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What antibiotics and wormer do you have?

    -Kathy
     
  8. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Kilverm for the wormer and Triple c antibiotic for ornamental birds
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What are the active ingredients in them?

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  10. decomposed

    decomposed Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Chlortetracycline Hydrochloride in the Triple c, and 14 g/L LEVAMISOLE (equivalent to 16.5 g/L LEVAMISOLE HYDROCHLORIDE) in the kilverm
     

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