Gapeworm worry

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kellysmall87, Nov 14, 2012.

  1. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have just had a browse at a webpage that lists the symptoms of Gapeworm. The symptom is gaping their mouths and stretching their necks. I have seen my hens do this on more than one occasion, and they eat a lot of earthworms which can give gapeworm apparently. Should I treat or leave it alone? Am I just worrying?
     
    Last edited: Nov 14, 2012
  2. kellysmall87

    kellysmall87 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I have just seen a video of a hen with gapeworm and i think im worrying, my hens only occasionally gape their beaks, not struggle for breath! However, is there a prevention?
     

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