Dorking, 8 mo.s old, very pale comb & wattles, keeping in at nite, giving Nutri, is she going to die

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mg15, Feb 6, 2014.

  1. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She had some red mites, I thought that was causing the paleness. Three days have passed and I had in the coop for the day. Her comb and wattles are so very pale. She is not breathing any differently , normal. What else can I do ?? She will be in the house. Thanks
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Is she standing or sitting puffed up, having diarrhea , any blood in the stools,or refusing to eat? What have you treated her mites with?
     
  3. mg15

    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    She is standing up. In the coop she was puffed out on the roost limb. She is a very small eater. I have her here inside with a heat lamp, some color has come into her comb and wattles.
    I treated her for the mites with 5 percent seven. They have not returned. Just checked a poo and it we'll formed and a little green no diarrhea or blood.
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    The green poo may be from not eating much. Are all of your chickens vaccinated for coccidiosis? If you haven't wormed them lately, I would go ahead and use a wormer that gets more than round worm like fenbendazole (safeguard horse paste or liquid goat wormer) or Valbazen.
     
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    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Which wormer would you suggest I get?
    I check for worms a lot. Never seen any.
    But I have never wormed the girls .
     
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    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Safeguard horse paste is $8, the Goat wormer is about $17 (treats more), and Valbazen is around $30-40. All are good, and every chicken has worms, only round worms can occasionally be seen. SafeGuard dose is 1/2 ml of either type, and repeat in 10 days. Toss eggs for 14 days after last dose--total of 24 days.
     
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    mg15 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you.
     

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