game hens with diarrhea

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by claudiabruckert, Feb 22, 2015.

  1. claudiabruckert

    claudiabruckert Out Of The Brooder

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    I took in 4 game hens. They were rescued from a cock fighting ring.
    I had to deworm them which took quite some time and resources.
    Now they have diarrhea, but only in the late afternoons, not in the morning, not at night. Could it be the food? They roam freely all morning. In the afternoons the are in a run with sand. They eat chicken layer pellets and corn.
     
  2. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What wormer did you use?

    Are they still laying eggs?

    How long has this been going on?

    MrsB
     
  3. claudiabruckert

    claudiabruckert Out Of The Brooder

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    First I used herbs, then a multi wormer by Rooster Booster. Didn't help. Then Strike 3. Helped some of the hens. Then a prescribed medication called Fenbendazole. That took care of it.
    They had stopped laying for the winter and they just started again 2 weeks ago.
     
  4. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It could be a change in the food. What do you have them on now? :)

    Is the diarrhea continuing?

    MrsB
     
  5. claudiabruckert

    claudiabruckert Out Of The Brooder

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    They roam freely all morning. In the afternoon they eat layer pellets and corn.
    The diarrhea only occurs in the later afternoons.
     
  6. justplainbatty

    justplainbatty Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is just my 2 cents here. My chickens get up a couple hours before I do. When I close them up at night, I set out clean water and food. By the time I let them out, they have already eaten a proper breakfast and are less likely to consume plants and undesirable bugs that may pose a problem to their system. That's also when I give them their treats and re fill everything so it's there at dinner time, when they start hanging out in and around the coop before dusk.[​IMG]
     

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