Is this the result of worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by lavalamp775, May 22, 2017.

  1. lavalamp775

    lavalamp775 New Egg

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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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  2. PD-Riverman

    PD-Riverman Overrun With Chickens

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    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
     
  3. lavalamp775

    lavalamp775 New Egg

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    Thanks for input. She will be 2 years old in Sept 2017.
     
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  4. LyonsZoo

    LyonsZoo Out Of The Brooder

    Can someone tell me what this is that is growing on my EE hen? 0522171544d.jpg
     
  5. mymilliefleur

    mymilliefleur Keeper of the Flock

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    Is it located on the back, at the base of the tail? It looks like their preen/oil gland.
     
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  6. LyonsZoo

    LyonsZoo Out Of The Brooder

    Thank you
     
  7. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict Premium Member

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    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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