HELP! Sick chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cajun2010, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. cajun2010

    cajun2010 New Egg

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    I need help. I have had several chickens die over the last few weeks. They seen to have 2 different problems. Some of them start acting sleepy, uncoordinated and won't eat or drink. They will also gasp with their beak. Those seem to die in a couple of days. If I can force feed and make them drink they sometimes recover. The other ones just start to limp, with no other symptoms. I have checked their feet and see no cuts, sores or swelling. They eat, drink and get along ok. The first on I thought was injured but died in about a week. Then several more started acting like that. I don't know what to do. My flock is getting thinner! Help!
     
  2. dawg53

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    Probably need to be wormed.
     
  3. cajun2010

    cajun2010 New Egg

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    Planning on doing that in the morning. Using ivermectin drops. I have heard of so many different ways to worm. How do you worm your flock?
     
  4. dawg53

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    I use valbazen and safeguard liquid goat wormer. I quit using ivermectin.
     
  5. artsyrobin

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    what is the dosage for safeguard, i am having similiar issues, lethargic, thin and diarea, only a couple of them, the rest are fine
     
  6. cajun2010

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    Why did you stop using ivermectrin?
     
  7. dawg53

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    1cc for giants, 3/4cc for large fowl, 1/2cc for standards, 1/4cc for smaller birds. If you dose a couple, dose the rest of them as well.
     
  8. dawg53

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    It's losing its effectiveness against large roundworms and definitely doesnt kill cecal worms. This due to its overuse in CHICKENS as a miteacide.
     
  9. artsyrobin

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    so with the liquid is it add to the water or injected?? or used like ivomec was? thanks so much for your help- i did have some of the horse paste i gave to one of the girls that is in isolation and she was eating much better today
     
  10. momsfarm

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    how much dosage if you use horse ivermectin for average size hens?
     

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