- May 8, 2015
Hello all. I have been using this site as a reference tool over the past few years. I love it, but now need some advice. I have a Barred Rock approx 2yrs old. Noticed last week she was just sitting in the yard. Picked her up & noticed maggots in a hole below her vent. Got all maggots out with daily Epsom salt baths & tweezing then out. I have been feeding her yogurt,applesauce, egg, baby rice cereal with a syringe. I noticed a round with yesterday in her poop and have wormed her. The hole seems to be drying up (using vinegar,water & small part Listerine: recommended by feed store). She still is not eating on her own, is drinking a little water with probiotics in it. My problem now is she seems to be "burping?" She hold up her head, stretches out her neck & opens her mouth. Almost like mouth breathing. Not consistant though. Any idea what this might be? Any other suggestions on what else I can be doing for her?