Hen with flopped over comb and dirty bottom, plus wormer question

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Drk_Wlf, Jul 27, 2010.

  1. Drk_Wlf

    Drk_Wlf Songster

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    I have noticed that for the past week or so one of my hens has a flopped over comb and it's not as bright as it use to be, she has a bare bottom with no feathers because of some pecking issues I was having and there is droppings running in a line down her bottom, so I think she may have diarrhea. The pecking in the flock seems to have subsided now that they are in a bigger coop and allowed free range of my backyard during the day, but my hen still looks to have diarrhea and when I picked her up to put her in the coop for the night she felt skinny compared to her flock mates. I see her eating grass and such when she is wondering around the yard and her behavior is normal.

    I also think my hens may have round worms, so I bought some wazine, but it says not to give it to laying hens. Does anyone know how long I can't eat their eggs if I give them some of the wazine, or is there an alternative wormer I can use.

    Please Help!

    Thank You
     

  2. eggsrcool

    eggsrcool Sussex Fanatic

    Have you checked for mice or lice? I *think* they can cause chickens to loose feathers. If you suspect worms, it may be the reason behind the diarrhoea. Sorry I can't be of more help [​IMG]

    I've done some searching about Wazine, and it says it is only for chickens aged 4-16 weeks. You could try and buy some Flubenvet, or Verm -X (although, Verm-X is said to be a preventative rather than used for curing worms. It has no egg withdrawal period, but I think Flubenvet does).

    sorry I can't be of more help [​IMG]
     
  3. Drk_Wlf

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    Definitely not mites or lice I check them almost daily and not all of them are missing feathers, two of the hens seem to be the ones bulling the others.

    I will look into the wormers you suggested, thank you
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    You already bought the wazine, use it. Throw the eggs in the garbage for 2 weeks, after that they will be safe to eat. Natural wormers are preventatives, not treatments.
     

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