1. alisonmaria

    alisonmaria Hatching

    Oct 10, 2016
    I have a buff Orpington named Winnie she I thought was suffering from a respiratory infection/ disease
    I've had her on broad spectrum antibiotic for five days and no changes
    I thinking now it's gapeworm
    She's gasping loudly and squaking her come is grey looking and she's neither eating or drinking
    I'm on my way to get safeguard goat dewormer liquid because I read on here it kills gapeworm and can be used on chicken
    Does anyone have any advice, tips, or other inexpensive cures?
    I really don't want to have to cull my baby but I can't stand to see her suffer
    At this point I'll try anything!

    Thank you!!
    Here's a video


  2. blairctchickens

    blairctchickens Chirping

    May 9, 2016
    North East Kansas
    Sad to say I agree and think it is gap worm. I would start her on the goat de-wormer ASAP. Got a better shot than waiting for a response. I found a video that was like yours, it is sad to watch for the bird did not make it. Hope for the best!!

  3. MrsBrooke

    MrsBrooke Songster

    Aug 11, 2014
    Magnolia, Texas
    Get Valbazen liquid goat wormer for worming. It gets every worm a chicken can get.

    Gapeworm is not all that common... It comes from birds eating roaches, I do believe. Nasty things!

    I do .5cc for an adult standard bird, given orally undiluted .25cc for bantams and younger birds.

    Repeat dosage in 5 days.


    Aim up and left to avoid the trachea. :)


    Hope that helps!

  4. alisonmaria

    alisonmaria Hatching

    Oct 10, 2016
    Ive started her on fenbendazole 10% suspension for goats. About 1/4ml per pound. Today is day two of five for treatment. She came out of her box this morning but she's still having trouble breathing and squaking . I'm hoping this will go away by fifth dose! Does anyone know if I can dose twice in a day? I know I'm supposed to dose once for five days to treat the gapeworm

  5. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

    Jun 24, 2012
    My Coop
    Once a day should be fine.


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