Pale comb, lethargic, no appetite...

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Jessie66, Sep 26, 2012.

  1. Jessie66

    Jessie66 Out Of The Brooder

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    My 3 year old Cochin X Ameracauna banty hen has stopped laying, and hasn't left the hen house for about 2 weeks now. She eats very little, some apple. Her comb and wattle is very pale and she is lethargic. Just sits there puffed up with eyes closed. I have tried Piperizine and fenbendazole, also had her on Tetracycline/Neomycin and also a Penicillin/Streptomycin. Nothing seems to help her, she is just wasting away. She has no respiratory symptoms. I have heard of using Ivermectin for worming? Should I try this? Can I use the horse dewormer and if so how much? Should I feed her thru a syringe to keep her strong? What should I give her? yogurt? honey? apple sauce? Any advice would be appreciated. I feel her time is running out [​IMG]
     
  2. Jessie66

    Jessie66 Out Of The Brooder

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    It also looks like the ends of her feathers are thin and gnawed on. She seems to have lots of pin feathers and some bald spots under her. I dusted her and the coop about 2 weeks ago. I have inspected her, but found no lice or mites, or eggs on the feather shafts (both before and after dusting) Anybody?
     
  3. SkyeBleu

    SkyeBleu Out Of The Brooder

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    Jessie:
    You poor hen looks a lot like some of mine did. I don't have good news for you. Everyone single one that looks like that passed within 36 hours usually. Is her keel really thin? I don't know what it is. I've been told worms, coci, etc. but nothing works. I am thinking internal layers but not sure. Sorry. Hope you hen gets better but if she is really thin, the kind thing would be to cull her. I hate doing it but I have for they don't get better.
     
  4. ramirezframing

    ramirezframing Overrun With Chickens

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    if you worm her try pumpkin seeds for a natural wormer, should be easier on her system than the chemical ones.
     

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