help!! my roosters comb is almost seethrough!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 3 chicken farmers, May 18, 2009.

  1. 3 chicken farmers

    3 chicken farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    yesterday i noticed that 1 of my roosters combs was a light pink color and this morning it has almost no color at all! he doesnt seem to be sick he is still eating. could this be caused by lice i have been dusting and spraing but i still find them here and there [​IMG]
     
  2. chickenbike

    chickenbike Chillin' With My Peeps

    Pale comb and wattles can be caused from internal parasites. You could have a fecal test done on some of his droppings to see if any are present.
     
  3. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I would like to see pics. I don't know what the problem would be but animals like cats that loose color somewhere is due to low blood that can be caused by fleas ......
     
  4. 3 chicken farmers

    3 chicken farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    im not at home to take a pic but i will after work! the low blood is what i was thinking thats why i thought maby it was lice / so i should check his poop at the vet how much do u think that will cost
     
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  5. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Do you routinely worm your birds?
     
  6. 3 chicken farmers

    3 chicken farmers Out Of The Brooder

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    i havent wormed and i have had him for almost a year thats bad isnt it i can find wormer at murdochs im shure is there a brand i should look for
     
  7. TACEYPERKINS

    TACEYPERKINS Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What kind of wormer? What kind of worms can chickens get? When do you start worming? Lots of questions, can you tell I'm new? Thank you~ Tacey [​IMG]
     
  8. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Cayenne Pepper;

    It`s a natural wormer. Mix it heavily with your feed to turn it rusty looking. Pepper in the front, worms run out the back. Chickens don`t have the heat resceptors like most critters, so they eat it up. Worms, on the other hand, heh, heh. You can still eat the eggs. Repeat in 10 days to get the new worms, then about every six months for mainainance. And don`t forget the second dose. Good luck........Pop
     
  9. SportTees

    SportTees Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:Really
     
  10. Wynette

    Wynette Moderator Staff Member

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    I've heard of cayenne pepper, but I have never used it. I do not worm my chickens; I do have a fecal done every so often, and it has never come back as them having a "load" of worms, so I have not wormed.

    My avian vet, however, has always recommended that I work with
    Ivermectin Eprinex (cattle wormer) once each 6 months. As I stated, I do not, as I've never had a heavy load. I personally don't know as I'd trust cayenne for a known heavy worm load, however. Perhaps the Eprinex as a one-time thing to make SURE you get rid of them all, and then maintenance each 6 months with Cayenne? I think that's probably what I'd opt to do, if I had a known heavy worm load.
     

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