Rooster's tail is droopy?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by bantam_n00b, May 21, 2010.

  1. bantam_n00b

    bantam_n00b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I bought my rooster and got it about a week or so ago but i noticed that his sickles are droopy? I dont know if it is supposed to be like that or not because i have another rooster and his sickles are up and over his main tail feathers and everything. Does anyone know whats going on? I heard that if the tails are droopy like that it can be worms that are causing the sickles to droop like that. Any ideas? Ill try to post pictures if it helps.
     
  2. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Maybe a picture would help. If it is just the sickles that are droopy, I guess I don't really know.

    If he has never been wormed it would be a good thing to do; couldn't hurt anyway.
     
  3. bantam_n00b

    bantam_n00b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Would adding apple cider vinegar into their water work to deworm them? If so how much? Ill try to get a picture today.
     
  4. MareeZoCool

    MareeZoCool Chillin' With My Peeps

    I read that the natural way to cure or prevent worms, minor deficiencies, an other odd problems was to add apple cider vinegar to water. not so that you can taste it, but the AC vinegar will be beneficial for us humans too! I'm gonna try a capful in my quart of water & keep it in my fridge, just as a test.
     
  5. cochinbantam-lover

    cochinbantam-lover Chillin' With My Peeps

    May 1, 2009
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    How much of the ACV do you add to water? Thanks!
     
  6. bantam_n00b

    bantam_n00b Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Quote:I was wondering the same thing cause i just went and got a small bottle of that stuff. Also would it be safe for laying hens to drink and chicks to drink? I just want to make sure it doesnt effect the eggs in any way.
     
  7. kathyinmo

    kathyinmo Nothing In Moderation

    Organic Apple Cider Vinegar .... not distilled vinegar from the grocery store.
    It must be organic, nondistilled. It has the, "mother," in it (looks like a slimey glob of something, well it is ... apple). I use a tablespoon per gallon. This can not be used in metal containers. All kinds of benefits from OACV. Go to the search button and you will find many threads about it.

    That said, it will not treat worms. To treat worms, see this thread:

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?pid=2525157#p2525157

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=226143
     

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