Gapeworm Question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by vtara16, May 19, 2010.

  1. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    I believe my 5-6 week old chicks have gapeworm. I don't believe badly, but some of them have started to do the "yawn" thing and shake their heads like it is itching.
    Does anyone have any experience with this. I am not sure what I should do. Any advice would be appreciated.
     
  2. vtara16

    vtara16 Out Of The Brooder

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    anyone?
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    You can look down their throat and actually see the worm(s), they should be reddish/pink in color. You might need to use a flashlight too. I'd first check for any obstructions. Has it been hot where you're at? They will 'gape' open their mouths in hot weather and I suspect that this is what is happening.
     
  4. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

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