In the Brooder
- Jul 9, 2014
Why 17 week old pullet, Turbo's comb is pale and dry and her eye area looks grey. She's eating and drinking fine, but is very tired. Any idea what could be wrong. I looked for mites but don't see any.
X2DE does NOT deworm chickens. It doesn't prevent them and it won't kill them. It helps deter fleas and other external parasites, but if your birds have those, DE will NOT eliminate them. You need an actual dewormer to deworm them. Is this lethargic hen acting off in other ways?
Puffed up, staying away from the others.
Is her crop normal, soft and squishy or hard?
Are you sure she's eating and drinking-have you actually watched her eat and drink?
Look under her wings for parasites. Check around her vent for them too. If she has any, dust all your birds (not with DE but with an effective dusting medicine).
Does she walk normally or sort of off-balance?
Is she limping?
Sorry for all the questions, but it's the best way to try to guess what might be wrong.