Is this the result of worms?

lavalamp775

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Need help for my sick Maran. stopped laying many months ago, very lethargic, not eating/drinking much, pale comb. Feels lighter than others. Can't see any worms in poop but Wazine given to whole flock over weekend.
 

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PD-Riverman

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Need help for my sick Maran. stopped laying many months ago, very lethargic, not eating/drinking much, pale comb. Feels lighter than others. Can't see any worms in poop but Wazine given to whole flock over weekend.
Could be!! How old is she? I Hope it helps her. Just for info, I wormed mine with wazine and it did not seem to help, some started dying soon after---very lite in weight---I went on a 6 hr trip and had a necropsy done-------eat up with worms----tape worms. Vet said Wazine would Not touch a tape worm. I got busy when I got the word and wormed the worse first but ended up worming all over the next few weeks----67 pens with around 1000 chickens. I got lucky and only lost close 30. Good Luck
 

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Need help for my sick Maran. stopped laying many months ago, very lethargic, not eating/drinking much, pale comb. Feels lighter than others. Can't see any worms in poop but Wazine given to whole flock over weekend.
Reproductive problems such as internal laying, egg yolk peritonitis, or even oviduct cancer are very common in hens 2 and over, and may also affect younger ones less often. I would try to get her eating some chopped egg, wet her usual chicken feed with a lot of water in a small bowl, and put a spoonful of plain yogurt in it for probiotics. Poultry vitamins in the water may also benefit her. Then when she is eating better, I would deworm her with either Valbazen 3/4 ml for a Marans or SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer or the equine paste 1.5 ml. Repeat the wormer again in 10 days. Here is some info on reproductive problems:
http://www.theveterinaryexpert.com/backyard-poultry/egg-yolk-peritonitis/
http://scoopfromthecoop.nutrenaworld.com/tag/laying-issues/
 

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