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pale round face and comb

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by 1hippiechick, Nov 22, 2014.

  1. 1hippiechick

    1hippiechick Out Of The Brooder

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    I have a 6 month old not sure if its male or female,that has a very pale face and comb. Out of 10 that were supposed to be hens 7 were roosters im hoping its a hen ad maybe it has to do with laying. She is eating and drinking fine, doesn't seem sick but something def seems wrong. Any advice? I will post a pic
     
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    1hippiechick Out Of The Brooder

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  3. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    She is very pale for sure. Have you checked her skin for evidence of mites? Mites and capillaria worms can cause severe anemia. I would take her to a vet if possible for an exam and a stool sample to test for all chicken worms. If not then I would start giving her Poultry Nutridrench or Poultry Cell 3 drops orally each day. Also give her Valbazen 1 ml orally to deworm her for capillaria worms, and repeat that dose in 10 days. I would probably dust her for mites every 7 days X3 weeks with permethrin or sevin dust for mites just in case. Here is a link for the Valbazen if you farm store doesn't carry it: http://www.valleyvet.com/ct_detail....=86672855683&gclid=CMuP8M3Oj8ICFajm7Aod1wQATQ
     
  4. ten chicks

    ten chicks Chillin' With My Peeps

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    How long has she been like this? What does her poop look like? Check her over as Eggcessive suggested. I have on occasion seen pale comb/wattles,but with my birds is was nothing to do with worms/mites/lice,but weather and hormones.
     
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