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Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by Carolekat12, Jul 15, 2019.

  1. Carolekat12

    Carolekat12 In the Brooder

    Jul 15, 2019
    Hi, I am a new member and early this year my husband bought five Peking bantams who are lovely backyard pets. Yesterday Chocolate was diagnosed with gate worm which is very worrying, but she has seen a vet and they are all now on worm medication.......I am hoping and praying that she will survive this disturbing illness. Has anyone else had experience of this - I had not heard of it before. Also chocolate has lots of scales on her feet missing so the vet advised us to cover them in Vaseline.
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  2. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

    Jun 26, 2014
    Corning, NY
    Welcome to our FUNomenal community! :celebrate Best wishes and have lots of fun! :wee
    Good luck with your flock!
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  3. Texas Kiki

    Texas Kiki TwatterSpotter

    Jul 31, 2015
    Houston, TX
    My Coop
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  4. cluckmecoop7

    cluckmecoop7 Crowing

    Jan 4, 2019
    NE USA
    Welcome to the awesome BACKYARDCHICKENS!!! :celebrate
    We are so glad to have you here!
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  5. Pork Pie

    Pork Pie Flockwit

    Jan 30, 2015
    Hello and welcome to BYC. I hope that you enjoy your time here. Not had any experience of the kind of worms you mention.

    This is a useful link to take a look at - “How to...” guides. You may wish to consider including your location under your avatar (using the guide in the link above). You can use this link to contact members in your area - U.S. States, UK, Europe, Australia, Canada (for other countries, check here - Where am I? Where are you!)

    Best wishes

    Pork Pie
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  6. trumpeting_angel

    trumpeting_angel Crowing

    Feb 6, 2019
    Welcome to the flock!

    Is it gape worm your chicken has? I don’t have experience with it, but you can post a thread over on the emergencies thread or do a search for gape worm to get more specific info. People who are really skilled at chicken illnesses and injuries check that thread and might not look here.

    So glad to have you here!
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  7. drumstick diva

    drumstick diva Still crazy after all these years.

    Aug 26, 2009
    Out to pasture
    Welcome to Backyard Chickens. If your vet starts the correct treatment, it should take care of the gapeworms- chickens can pick that up from eating earthworms.
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  8. DobieLover

    DobieLover Easily distracted by chickens

    Jul 23, 2018
    Apalachin, NY
    My Coop
    Hello, Carol, and welcome to BYC! :frow Glad you joined.
    I've not treated for gape worm but I'm sure your vet has prescribed the correct wormer for your flock so just follow the instructions.
    Are any of the remaining leg scales raised? Treating for scaly leg mites won't hurt so go ahead and dip the legs in linseed, mineral or vegetable oil, wipe off the excess then slather the legs with petroleum jelly. Reapply the petroleum jelly several times a week until the scales look normal again.
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  9. Meg-in-MT

    Meg-in-MT Crossing the Road

    Jan 29, 2018
    SW Montana
    Hello! Welcome to BYC!! :frow

    I'm sorry to hear about your hen, but it sounds like she's on her way to healing.

    Feel free to check out the links below for some interesting reading. Good luck on your adventures!
  10. N F C

    N F C Edgar Allan Poe Poe

    Dec 12, 2013
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