I NEED INFO ABOUT GAPEWORM!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Sizhasasilke, Jan 26, 2014.

  1. Sizhasasilke

    Sizhasasilke Out Of The Brooder

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    I am really worried about my beautiful Silkie I think she might have the disease Gapeworm. I just heard about it from my book and it sound like my beautiful silkie Bella HAS THE DISEASE!! I don't want to lose her she is only 3 months old and she is the only silkie I got because I am just starting up with chickens as my Grandfather is with the old English game and they are too tough looking for me anyway CAN you guys tell me some symptoms,treatment and if it's contagious from one chicken to the other?
    [​IMG] I crossing my fingers that she dose NOT have it! [​IMG] do not have the disease Bella please don't!! Also she has been shaking her head a lot but I thought it was because she fluffy hair keep on get in her eyes oh and she has been pooing real wet brown looking poo and smells REAL BAD YUCK!!

    Thank you so x 100 much for replying!!
     
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  2. TOP KNOT

    TOP KNOT Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What is she doing to make you thin this? Being the middle of winter it really doesn't sound likely. Chickens will kind of yawn and its nothing. Is she ''off'' otherwise? Is she eating drinking and acting like a chicken? Or has she lost her appetite, sit with her eyes closed, cough, sneeze, throw her head forward and gape to get air or dislodge a worm?
     
  3. bcboy

    bcboy Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Is this what she is doing?

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  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Gapeworm is kind of rare, but respiratory diseases such as mycoplasmaG, infectious bronchitis, and coryza are very similar-looking with gaping and head shaking to dislodge mucus plugs, and much more common. Does she have any face swelling or nasal discharge? Does her head smell bad too (symptom of coryza)? Diarrhea can also be a sign of coryza. Does your GF have any sick chickens? Antibiotics such as Tylan, Gallimycin, and Tetracycline may treat some of these, but Di-Methox (sulfadimethoxine) would be better for coryza. Here is a list of common diseases including the ones I named:
     
  5. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Gape worm is not all that common and more times than not, the bird has a respiratory ailment. Look her over for signs that Eggcessive has suggested and get her on antibiotics. Gasping for air like that, she may not be around too much longer.
     
  6. Sizhasasilke

    Sizhasasilke Out Of The Brooder

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    Where I live it's Summer. And I changed what she has been eating
     
  7. Sizhasasilke

    Sizhasasilke Out Of The Brooder

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    I just sure that video. It looks like she's breathing weirdly.
     
  8. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    Is she breathing like the bird in this video?
     
  9. Sizhasasilke

    Sizhasasilke Out Of The Brooder

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    My GF chickens have the Molters disease but she didn't very close too them.
     
  10. TwoCrows

    TwoCrows Show me the way old friend... Staff Member

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    What do you mean by molters disease?? Are they molting?

    How badly is your hen gasping for air?
     

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