illness in chickens

lisaann61

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I should have known, my hen was fine, but then I noticed last week her comb on her head was crooked and pale and even looked dry on one corner! I thought the fresh spring air would help her. I didn,t do anything for her, maybe should have given her some apple cider vinegar. Any thoughts anyone?? She died in a weeks time, I am devistated, Just loved her.
 

dawg53

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I should have known, my hen was fine, but then I noticed last week her comb on her head was crooked and pale and even looked dry on one corner! I thought the fresh spring air would help her. I didn,t do anything for her, maybe should have given her some apple cider vinegar. Any thoughts anyone?? She died in a weeks time, I am devistated, Just loved her.
Welcome to BYC. ACV is not a cure all. How old was your hen? Did you inspect her closely for external parasites? Had she ever been wormed?
 

lisaann61

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Hi Dawg, I looked for parasites last week, I let her outside, and noticed in the sunlight her comb was pale and flopped over compared to a deep red and straight up. I was just happy to let her outside for some fresh air, it's been a long winter. I put my 2 gorgeous hens under a lamp all winter, pamper them royally, fresh warm water in their heater bowel, occassionally a little apple cider vinegar for deworming. She has been acting normal, she was 2 years old. I am so sad. Thanks so much for writing and asking.
 

lisaann61

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oh, reread your post, no never dewormed her, thought that vinegar would help keep away the need for deworming, what dewormer do you suggest?
 

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