Gapeworm---- any experts out there?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Bedste, Aug 12, 2010.

  1. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I feel so stupid...... auuuggghhh.. My chickens have been walking around with their mouths opens for weeks.... before I noticed the ones that sound rattly and stuff..... It sounds like gapeworm. I found one girl dead already so I need to find out what to do quickly. The mouths being open like they can not breath I THOUGHT was because of the HEAT.... but if you combine that with them stretching their throats out and wheezing..... OMG What can I do? If I find a treatment will I still be able to incubate the eggs.. I know not to eat them... Suggestions>?
     
  2. RedRoosterFarm

    RedRoosterFarm **LOVE MY SERAMAS**

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    are you sure its gape worm and not a respitory issue?
     
  3. honeydoll

    honeydoll Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:In your other post I answered this with doses and type. Look at your original post. Are they head shaking? That is another sign of gape. Is there alot of mucous? If so I would not think it's gape worm.
     
  4. Bedste

    Bedste Chillin' With My Peeps

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    no mucous at all..... I think it was gapeworm cuz everyone sounds better and I am not seeing anyone stretch their necks or shake their heads. I also do not hear any rattling anymore. I did not know that GAPEWORM could kill...... and suffocate or sound so raspy.... No one sounds congested anymore..... so I think I was thinking it was respatory but I am relived that it was gapeworm....and treatable
     

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