HELP! PAINFULLY THIN HENS!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by IvyHybrid, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. IvyHybrid

    IvyHybrid New Egg

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    Seriously need help with this one, my hens are really thin, but seem to have a good appetite, they are currently being wormed (I use a herbal wormer) and are still very thin, lost one hen very recently (the hen on the left, Grim Reaper, long story behind the name) and I'm a beginner so keep it simple please. They are laying their usual amount of eggs, and otherwise look healthy, but are really thin and we live in scotland so being thin for them isn't an option, need them to put on weight, seriously, I would rather crawl across the world on cut glass than see another hen go, please help!
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    It would be best if you gave them flubenvet wormer. Then give them scrambled eggs mixed with buttermilk for about 3 or 4 days.
    Also inspect them for lice/mites.
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2012
  3. klmclain1

    klmclain1 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How old are they?
     
  4. IvyHybrid

    IvyHybrid New Egg

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    they'll be three this april
     
  5. IvyHybrid

    IvyHybrid New Egg

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    cheers, I'll give that a shot
     

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