Hen sick. Emergency PLEASE HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by blitz1027, Dec 17, 2012.

  1. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I've got a bantam cochin hen that is just over a year old and is extremely pale in the face. She just kind of stands in one place looking around. She looked fine yesterday when I saw her but to day she is keeping head down eyes closed alot and appears to have lost a considerable amount of weight. Please help. I'm 45 minutes away from the nearest farm supply store. I'm really worried because I lost a rooster not even a month ago. He started acting the same way and he didn't make 2 days after he started looking like this. None of my other birds are showing any signs of being sick just her. What can I do?
     
  2. Suzie

    Suzie Overrun With Chickens

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    When did you last treat them for lice/mites?

    When were they last wormed?

    Either of the above could be a reason as to why this is happening - please let us know as soon as possible so that at least we can eliminate some of the reasons.

    Suzie
     
  3. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Could not tell you the last time I had them wormed. As for treating for lice and mites a few months ago.
     
  4. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    She needs to be inside where it's warm, now!
     
  5. lucyharper123

    lucyharper123 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    she might have cocci! you need to isolate just in case, and get a prescription from you vet!
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Treatment for coccidiosis does not require a prescription in the US. The preferred treatment of poultry owners is Corid (amprolium) or the less effective Sulmet. You can get both without a prescription.
     
  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Please don't tell me that you used DE to treat them... Mites can and do kill birds and they should be dusted with a poultry dust, IMNSHO. For worming, I use Safeguard for Goats/Cattle at the rate of 50mg/kg ( .5cc/kg) by mouth and repeat in ten days.
     
  8. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just treated that pen with sulmet a few weeks back. A few of the younger birds had Fowl Pox.
     
  9. blitz1027

    blitz1027 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    DE? Not sure what that is. I'm guessing I can get safeguard at TSC?
     
  10. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    What did you dust them with?
     

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