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Losing weight, noisy, weird behavior.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by TxAg11, May 12, 2016.

  1. TxAg11

    TxAg11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    About a week ago I noticed my hens had lost a lot of weight. So I added 2oz of Wazine-17 to 2 gallons of water and left it in their waterer for a day and a half. It's been over a week and their combs are still pale and I noticed that they're doing this weird gaping thing with their mouths. Even our dead quiet Light Brahma has started making noise. Is one day of wormer enough or should I follow up with something?
     
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  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    Can you take a few of their droppings to a vet for a fecal float? There are other worms that Wazine cannot treat, such as gapeworm, cecal worms, or capillary worms. Wazine treats only roundworms, the most common worms. Wormers such as Valbazen and Safeguard liquid goat wormer are capable of treating those other worms. Can you post a video to YouTube with a link? Respiratory diseases are the most common reason for gaping and noisy breathing. Gapeworm is rare, but can cause some of those symptoms. For respiratory diseases, Tylan 50 injectable is good to give orally. Safeguard 1.25 ml for a 5 lb chicken given daily for 5 straight days can treat gapeworm.
     
  3. TxAg11

    TxAg11 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for the response. I'll order the Safeguard today. How do I treat a potential respiratory disease? They're only in their coop when they sleep and I clean the poop out every 2-3 days. I'm not really interested in bringing a chicken to the vet and blowing a ton of money. I just want to make sure they're healthy, because something is clearly wrong. Could it be heat? They have plenty of water and shade though.
     

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