HELP the vet was useless!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lisanhunter, Feb 16, 2016.

  1. lisanhunter

    lisanhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    HELP PLEASE the vet was useless
    I have a chicken that has been sick. I found out that she has a tapeworm. She has had an impacted crop for two weeks. Food is starting to move through her now and that is when I saw the tapeworm. I read on here that deworming them when they are sick can be fatal. She has lost a lb but is acting well sun bathing cleaning herself. She will not eat much. Should I give her the dewormer since I think it is causing the issue or will that kill her?
     
  2. City farm

    City farm Overrun With Chickens

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    Well the tapeworm will kill her, but impacted crop is another issue. How long has she been sick? I would also give her acv. Apple cider vinegar in her water. Half a gallon 1 tsp.
     
  3. lisanhunter

    lisanhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    Her crop doesn't seem impacted just really slow. Stuff is moving through her just not emptying. I went ahead and gave her the medicine because I think the worm is what is making her sick.
     
  4. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Most likely. Keep us updated. I hope she improves after the de wormer
     
  5. lisanhunter

    lisanhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    I gave tapeworm medicine last night. She still has them in her poop alive! What should I do?
     
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2016
  6. huntingirl

    huntingirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it doesn't go away soon, call the vet and ask about what to do. She should get better soon.
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Are you certain it was tapeworm that you saw? What did it look like? Large round worms are pretty easily seen, but tapes usually resemble bits of rice. What type of wormer did you use? Tapes require a stronger wormer than most.
     
  8. lisanhunter

    lisanhunter Out Of The Brooder

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    My chicken has not had an appetite for about three weeks. I have to trick her into eating various things. Any suggestions? She was 4.8 lbs now she is 3.6. She is getting thin. She will only eat bugs in the yard when she scratches and fruit.

     

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