Parasitic Hen!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by signdmush228, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. signdmush228

    signdmush228 Hatching

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    My black Australorp, Hedvig, Is bloated sick and crawling allover with small, white worms. I need Help! She stinks and wont move without wadling and falling over. Her tail is droopy and face is pale. She will eat corn and scratch, but wont drink anywater. Im so scaredfor her! Any suggestions? [​IMG]
     
  2. Firefighter Chick

    Firefighter Chick Songster

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    the smell is probably infection and the worms i'm thinking maggots. Perhaps post pics? Find the wound and care for it promptly and get her away from the flies in a more sterile environment.
     
  3. Could me maggots, as Firefighter Chick said, in which case follow her directions. Other option might be lice. How big are they? Pictures would really help. In any case, that hen needs help fast.
     
  4. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble Premium Member

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    Quote:x 2
     
  5. chicknewbie

    chicknewbie In the Brooder

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    Can Chickens have maggots inside?
     
  6. Pickaduck

    Pickaduck Chirping

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    Quote:Yes, if there is a wound then they can get inside the wound which is inside the chicken. You can't have maggots inside without a wound, though.
     
  7. Firefighter Chick

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    let us know what you find and good luck with her!
     

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