Introducing myself

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by dhladki, Dec 13, 2012.

  1. dhladki

    dhladki New Egg

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    Hi All! Looking forward to learning a lot from this site and all of you. I have a small flock of mostly Silkies (15-20) with a few other mixed breeds. I found this site from searching for an issue one of my young hens is having. After reading everything I could I believe I have a gape worm issue. I'm heading to Tractor Supply tomorrow morning for some Valbazen. Hoping I figured right! Will let you know how it goes.
     
  2. sourland

    sourland Broody Magician Premium Member

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    [​IMG] Good luck at resolving your issue. Not all 'gaping' actions are the result of gapeworms. In 71 years of keeping birds, I have never had a gapeworm problem. Maybe it's just the area in which I live?
     
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Welcome to BYC. Sourland is absolutely correct, gapeworm are rare in chickens. If she's yawning, she could simply be adjusting her crop or throat, or the onset of some type of respiratory disease (hopefully not.)
     
  4. redsoxs

    redsoxs Chicken Obsessed

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    Greetings from Kansas, dhladki, and [​IMG]! Pleased you joined our flock! I know next to nothing about chicken illnesses so I'll defer to the experts. Best of luck to your hen!!
     
  5. kidcody

    kidcody Overrun With Chickens

    [​IMG] [​IMG] from washington state glad you joined us!
     
  6. Kevin565

    Kevin565 Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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  7. Suzierd

    Suzierd Overrun With Chickens

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    Welcome to BYC!
     
  8. weimarmama

    weimarmama Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] & [​IMG] from Alabama. Glad you joined us.
     
  9. liz9910

    liz9910 Overrun With Chickens

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    [​IMG] from California!
     
  10. sumi

    sumi Égalité Staff Member

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    Hello and welcome to BYC [​IMG] I also thought one of my pullets had gape worm once. Turns out she had something stuck in the throat. Pour a little bit of olive oil into her mouth and rub her throat gently, see if that helps. Good luck!
     

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