New 6 week old silkie was observed yawning repeatedly...Gapeworm?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Hholly, Oct 23, 2015.

  1. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Hi all! My new silkie baby was "yawning" this morning. She did it repeatedly for a couple of minutes. She stretched her neck as she yawned. She seems to eat and drink just fine. In fact, after yawning, she got a drink and stopped the yawning. She's not lethargic or anything. Should I treat for gapeworms? I have some liquid Safeguard. How do I dose such a small chicken? Also, I got her little sister, a silkie that is approx. 4 weeks old too. Should I treat them both? They came from the same breeder.

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    Thanks for any info!
     
  2. Ameraucanas

    Ameraucanas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you notice any "rattling" when they breath?
     
  3. Hholly

    Hholly Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No, breathing and chirping normally.
     

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