Gapeworm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kdolly87, Jan 21, 2015.

  1. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so Bonnie my 9 week old has been stretching her neck straight forward and sort of yawning. Not like she normally yawns though. She did it 3 times in a matter of 20 seconds.
    Any thoughts on what it may be? Stool is normal consistency/frequency. Nothing unusual except for that behavior. A friend suggested gapeworm and I read that I can use a qtip to swab her throat and check. How deep do I swab?
    Any other suggestions on testing?
     
  2. Mtn Laurel

    Mtn Laurel Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Had she recently been eating? Mine will do that to shift and adjust the food in their crop, especially when they're "pigging out". A sort of neck stretching while also opening their mouth movement. I've seen mine do it several times in a row and then they stop. This occurs while they're eating or shortly thereafter.
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It's not gapeworm. Mtn Laurel is correct. Your hen is simply adjusting her crop.
     
  4. kdolly87

    kdolly87 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank you!! I was so very worried about her. She's my sweetest pullet!
     

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