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Crystal the pale hen!! HELP!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MeMotherHen, Mar 2, 2014.

  1. MeMotherHen

    MeMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    Hello out there in backyard chicken world,
    I've posted a few times before and I have yet another dilemma which needs a cure!

    My White Plymouth Rock of almost 2years named Crystal has become very pale within the last six months. Her crown, gobbles, and face are very pale compared to the others, and also in comparison to what she used to look like.
    I'm thinking she's got some sort of worm or limes disease because she is acting normal, but she shakes her head a lot (seeming to try to dislodge something) and is off in coloration.

    Here's a pic of here when she was fine and as you can see full coloration and healthy...
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    This is what she looks like now...she just went through her molt, and I figured her crown would come back just like the others did, but she still looks like this and her skin has a yellowish tint on her face.
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    Any thoughts and advise would be greatly appreciated,
    Thank you so much for reading,
    ~Crystal and MeMotherHen
     
  2. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    First, I would check closely for lice/mites. Then, if you haven't wormed them, I would probably start with that. My preference is Valbazen. Or you could have a vet do a stool check for worms. There could be a number of problems, but if it's either of these, they are treatable, and either could cause this.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/818674/are-these-some-kind-of-egg-clusters/0_20#post_11897957

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...-i-wait-after-using-wazine/0_20#post_12410869

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/...r-crd-parasites-are-rampant/0_20#post_7474233
     
  3. MeMotherHen

    MeMotherHen Out Of The Brooder

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    thank you for the advice, i'll see what I can do in the way of checking her for lice and de-worming her. And i'll prolly bring some fecal matter to be tested by their vet.
     

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