Green poo, head shaking, symptoms LIKE Gape worms but not ???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Dee Dee 2, Dec 28, 2013.

  1. Dee Dee 2

    Dee Dee 2 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have lost a number of my chickens with what I think is the same disease but different symptoms. One had green poo, one shook her head, one gasp for air, one could not stand, etc. The ONE thing they ALL had in common, (other than the roo I found dead one a.m.) is a slow decline in health. They all get the "I don't feel good" symptom which sometimes develops into other symptoms. This mostly takes a few days to a few weeks before they die despite my stoic efforts to help them. They are 1 black Australorph about a yr. old and 7 J. G.'s (which were supposed to be vac. for Mareks.) Any ideas ? Thanks !!
     
  2. Stewarts

    Stewarts Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Get your flock on SuperBoost or Poultry Nutri Drench ASAP. A lack of vitamin in their diet could be causing this. Have a vet come out and check them or take a chicken to the vet and find out what's going on.
     
  3. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    I would rule out worms with an aggressive de-worming, something like 5 days of Safeguard at 50mg/kg (.5ml per 2.2 pounds), that should take care of most worms, including gapes and capillary.

    -Kathy
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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