Pale comb on barred rock pullet

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by springmom, May 24, 2016.

  1. springmom

    springmom New Egg

    Mar 1, 2015
    Llano, Texas, USA
    We have five barred rock pullets who are 10 weeks old. All has seemed healthy and happy but yesterday o noticed that one has a pale comb. I haven't caught her to do a thorough vetting yet. Should I perhaps switch to medicated feed? Deworm? Help!
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Flock Master Premium Member

    Apr 3, 2011
    southern Ohio
    Make sure that she is eating and drinking well, and not being kept from food. What are they eating? What do her droppings look like. You could place her in a crate for 24 hours with some paper towel on the floor, along with her food and water to observe. Collect a few fresh droppings, and check to see if your vet could look at them for worms and coccidia. Poultry Nutri-drench from the feed store is a good supplement containg vitamins, iron and other minerals,amino acids, and electrolytes. Give her 1 ml daily orally. For worming Valbazen or SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer are both good ones. Coccidosis is normally treated with Corid powder or liquid added to the water. Medicated feed will not treat an outbreak of coccidiosis, nor will it treat worms or anemia. Chickens can eat small amounts of beef liver, chopped up, for BVitamins and iron.

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