Help Plz! Skinny Hens, Worms, and Death

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cackleberries, Nov 24, 2009.

  1. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have 45 RR Hens and over the last month I noticed they have been losing weight actually had 3 Hens die thought it was the feed but I haven't changed it they have also completely quit laying I know they have to Molt but all at one time? I got half in early spring and the other half in early fall of 07. My hubby came in today and said he saw a long white worm in the poop. How do I get rid of the worms? Do I have to treat all of my girls for worms?Could this be the reason they are losing weight, they have stopped laying and the 3 Hens died?
     
  2. If you see just ONE worm, this means your flock is more than likely infected. It is an easy cure/fix.

    Get some Wazin, a gentle wormer. Start this in the communal waterer. Put enough in your chickens to make a difference.

    Wait 10 days and repeat this. If your hens do not perk up, then you may need to go to a stronger wormer.

    There are several on the market and some you can us that are "off label", meaning it was developed for a different

    species, but will work on fowl without a great deal of harm if any.

    Others will chime in I am sure of it.
     
  3. cackleberries

    cackleberries Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thank You Guinea Goonie for the response where in the world do I find Wazin my local Co-op doesn't have it ? Any suggestions?
     
  4. HennyPennies2007

    HennyPennies2007 Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jan 26, 2008
    I used Eprinex pour on for cows...1/4 CC for banties and 1/2 CC for standards...on the back of the neck...between the wings...my infestation was bad.....had no problems....everyone is bulking up good now...
     
  5. muttly

    muttly Out Of The Brooder

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    Any feed store should carry it, good luck.
     

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