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Honking hen?!??!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Peppypap, Jan 12, 2011.

  1. Peppypap

    Peppypap Out Of The Brooder

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    I think my year old NHR hen has gape worm, she is Craning her neck and making this loud honking noise. She has been sneezing and today I noticed that she was panting. I read that you use Fenbendazole for gape worm? And if so how do I get it?



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    Last edited: Jan 12, 2011
  2. LaurelRidgeDreams

    LaurelRidgeDreams Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not so sure sneezing and honking are symptom of gapeworm. What kind of fenbendazole do you have, liquid or paste?
     
  3. Peppypap

    Peppypap Out Of The Brooder

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    I don't have any right now, just started to look into it today. She has been sneezing for a few months and after a while she would do the thing were she would arch her neck like a crowing roo, but it is not a cock-a-doodle-doo. It's a AH-GAAAAAAA!!! She looks fine, acts normal (Though she is more atatched to the treats than others) and is laying. She does have some broken feathers around the base of her neck, but she does not have mites and is not pecked on.
     
  4. Zoey

    Zoey Out Of The Brooder

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    open her beak, and look at the back of her throat, you'd see them , they look like red strings ...

    Anotherpossibility, is she is having an airsac / respiratory infection.. are her droppings, foamy yellow ?

    Is her comb slightly blue ?
     
    Last edited: Jan 13, 2011
  5. Peppypap

    Peppypap Out Of The Brooder

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    My poor little hen died yesterday right after laying an egg. She was right outside the coop. [​IMG] The coop has been completley washed out. Now a different hen is yawning alot, but we treated all of our birds with Fenbendazole. We looked at her and we didn't see anything unusual. She does look like she might have some mites though. I hope she just has mites. [​IMG]
     

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