1. ChickenCrazay

    ChickenCrazay Out Of The Brooder

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    not a major emergency but whatever it is i want to catch it before it gets bad.

    OK so Josefina (my Easter Egger show hen) has had watery poop on and off for 3 months. the poo has white streaks in it and she has laid 1 egg in the last 2 weeks.

    she is this years hen so i would expect good egg production. laid for about 3 weeks before she stopped.
     
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  2. mrsc1951

    mrsc1951 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Has Josefina and the rest of your flock been wormed? If not, that's the best place to start.
     
  3. ChickenCrazay

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    is there a cheap wormer?
     
  4. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive True BYC Addict

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    Fenbendazole (SafeGuard, Panacur) equine wormers are both good, and under $10. Use a pea sized amount or 1/2 ml for a standard chicken, and repeat in 10 days. The SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer is twice the price, but will treat many more chickens, containing many more doses. Here is a link for the horse wormer that is $9, and you will find these in most any feed store: http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail....=84506855803&gclid=CM3zn4T_ucECFWoLMgod1DUA4A
     
  5. ChickenCrazay

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    alright thanks, ill tell you if it gets worse
     
  6. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Better yet, deworm them all and see if it gets BETTER.
     
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  7. ChickenCrazay

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  8. krista74

    krista74 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I read the attached link with interest, and please correct me if I'm wrong, but the article seems to come to the conclusion that there is insufficient evidence to support the claim that pumpkin seeds can be used as either a preventative or a treatment for worms.

    What you may be seeing however, is a result in your chicken from the consumption of pumpkin flesh, which if consumed may lead to a reduction in the symptoms of diarrhoea. That is, your girl's stools may be becoming firmer and less likely to take on the watery consistency you originally reported. I myself have used mashed pumpkin flesh on several occasions to treat my cat for diarrhoea, with great success.

    If it was my chicken, I would be treating her with an approved wormer, and doing repeat treatments every 6 months as a preventative measure. It is normal for chickens have a worm load, and they can manage quite well if the load is light. However, please don't fall under the dangerous assumption that "if you can't see any worms then she must be worm free".

    - Krista
     
  9. ChickenCrazay

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    well my hen is completely worm free so im just going with that
     
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