Maggots in my chickens butt.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by luvmyhens, Aug 12, 2011.

  1. luvmyhens

    luvmyhens Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 24, 2010
    La Mirada, California
    My hen does not have the regular hen tail feathers. She has a round bottom of feathers they do not stand up at all. Because of this she always has a pasty bottom. I wash her bottom for her and try to keep it clean.
    Today I washed out her bottom, she still smelled so I lifted her feathers and noticed tiny worms, my husband said they were maggots in her butt hole. We washed her and scraped them out with brush, but she still has several.
    What can/should I do at this point? Please help with any advice.

    thank you
  2. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jun 27, 2010
    Okay, wash them off as best you can. Go down to the pet or farm supply and buy SWAT. It's a fly repellant for horses. It's like a salve that comes in a little tub; you put it on the wound and it smothers the maggots. In the interim, you could try some neosporine (but make sure it doesn't have the pain reliever in it). You need to take care of this problem quick. Do what you can tonight. Tomorrow get on it!

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