Hen feels very light and lost comb color

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Thebossbaby, Jun 19, 2017.

  1. Thebossbaby

    Thebossbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    My wayandotte hen had been closing her eyes slit and her comb has lost its color, she is always tired, in active and weighs less than a pound. I separated her from the rest and she's been eating and drinking but no improvement . Why?
     
  2. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have you checked for mites?
     
  3. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    Worms probably. When have you wormed her last?
     
  4. Thebossbaby

    Thebossbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    No I have not, I don't know how
     
  5. Thebossbaby

    Thebossbaby Out Of The Brooder

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    ive never wormed her, nor have I any of my chickens,I prefer to keep them hormone free, more natural
     
  6. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yes, well, chickens live on their own poop. Assuming you clean out the cage once a week, they're still living and walking on their own poop. That breeds parasites.

    Worm them!

    Garlic water works(1:10 juice to water ratio), I've known people to use beer at about the same. It doesn't have to be non-organic to be effective.
     
  7. sylviethecochin

    sylviethecochin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Put wood ashes or lime on your coop floor to keep down parasites. Make sure that your floor stays dry. The chickens will appreciate the dust bath.
     
  8. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    OK, I can respect that. Sounds Like you better get busy with a natural wormer---if its worms and for sure sounds so to me----you do not have much time. Good Luck
     
  9. Thebossbaby

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    Yea but how do I worm them? Do they drink it? Wash them in it? Bath them?
     
  10. Thebossbaby

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    How do I post pictures btw?
     

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