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Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by NeeCee51, Nov 20, 2015.

  1. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    This is the third day of this in the coop. My chickens free range all day but I am concerned about this. I started them on probiotics yesterday thinking they had eaten something that they shouldn't. It not all of them that have this going on but I am worried it might be something I need to take care of..Thanks so much






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  2. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    When was the last time they were wormed? Are there any other symptoms noticed?
     
  3. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    To be real honest they have not been wormed. They are 2 years and younger and I have always been told not to worm unless I see worms which I have been watching for any signs since this started. I am going to worm them but what would you recommend? They all eat and drink well. I really don't see any other symptoms..Thanks for any ideas would be great....
     
  4. Free Spirit

    Free Spirit The Chiarian

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    Some worms cannot be seen with the naked eye. Here is some information on common worms on the page are additional links that describe common symptoms for each type of worm listed.

    https://poultrykeeper.com/general-chickens/worming-chickens/

    Two wormers that have been recommended on the BYC forum have been Valbazen or Safeguard equine wormer (liquid or paste) with the main ingredient Fenbendazole. Both will treat most worms except tapeworms. Wazine treats roundworms only so go with one of the other two mentioned.

    The other possibility could be coccidiosis and that is only treated with Amprolium under the brand name Corid. Here is some information on that from the BYC Learning Center

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/a/coccidiosis-how-to-treat-it
     
  5. NeeCee51

    NeeCee51 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks so much for the information. I have ordered some Valbazen. I do have some Verm-X on hand and my understanding is it's all natural. I thought I would give them some starting tomorrow and see how it works. At least until the Valbazen gets here. I have saved the information on coccidiosis and will be watching for signs of that. I love my babies and don't want them to be sick. Thanks again...[​IMG]
     

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