Natural wormers?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Malibu99, Nov 26, 2012.

  1. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Hi there,

    My Barred Rock's keel bone is very prominent, and she's never been wormed. I'd like to worm her just in case though... but my mom REFUSES to use 'medication'. She wants to use yogurt instead, no matter how many times I say 'we should really use Wazine or something...'. I know garlic prevents worms. I sometimes put garlic powder, oatmeal, and a little fresh ground flaxseed and make a mash with it, but I don't think that's working. I use very little garlic though. They also had pumpkin the day before Halloween. Is there any type of food that kills worms?
     
  2. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    I don't want to sound rude, but if she insists on natural treatment, the hen will probably die.
     
  3. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Okay. :( What else could cause her to be so thin? Her crop is normal, she's acting fine, just very thin.
     
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  4. dawg53

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    Agreed. Then perform a necropsy and show your mom the worms (cut open the intestines.)
     
  5. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    I couldn't do a necropsy. But thanks- I'm sure hoping it's not worms.
     
  6. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    When chickens get that thin, and I'm guessing she's about hafl the weight she should be, they very rarely recover. Maybe she's not as thin as I'm imagining, afterall, your idea of thin might be very different than mine. This picture is for a horse, but it could be used on chickens.

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  7. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    She needs to be wormed with a broad spectrum wormer and she should be dusted with poultry dust, not DE. Will worming cure her? maybe, maybe not, but it's the best place to start if you aren't going to take her to a vet. If she doesn't get help soon, she will starve to death. Does your mom feel this way about cats and dogs, too?
     
  8. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    Nope. She is worrie about the eggs, no mater how many times I tell her hat you dot eat the eggs for awhile anyways. I'm thinking of giving my chickens away to someone who can take are of them correctly. It breaks my heart. I'd describe her as the second picture, maybe third.
     
  9. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member Project Manager

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    Okay, so they are your birds? Are you an adult? If the answer to both is yes, why won't you just do the right thing?
     
  10. Malibu99

    Malibu99 Overrun With Chickens

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    I take full care of them. Technically they're mine, even though I'm not an adult. Now she says we'll do research, but we won't give them away. Oh, well. There's not much I can do now, so we wait. *sigh* It wouldn't be so bad if I wasn't the one taking care of them... :\
     

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