Shaking her head, comb is almost grey

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by LaurieSanDiego, Dec 5, 2011.

  1. LaurieSanDiego

    LaurieSanDiego New Egg

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    I've kept chickens, organically, for about 15 years but I can't figure this one. One of my 5 sex-linked less than one year old layers has begun shaking her head and has lost a few feathers...less than as if she were molting. She eats fine but is a bit reluctant to be first in for treats.

    What I've done: I've mixed diatomacious earth into cottage cheese, which all the girls had and I've dusted each bird with it as well.

    It's been 2 days and she is still shaking her head.

    Whats a chicken momma to do?

    I know you probably have answered this question before but I can't find it......
     
  2. rancher hicks

    rancher hicks Chicken Obsessed

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    If you have not wormed your birds you may wish to do so. However the gray comb could be circulatory. Unfortunately hybrids tend to have more genetic problems and be less hearty than the purebreds.

    This wormer is what I use and is a pour on. .5cc per lf bird. Between the shoulder blades and safe to use.


    [​IMG] I wish you well, Rancher
     
  3. LaurieSanDiego

    LaurieSanDiego New Egg

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    RR:
    Is there an organic equivalent?

    TYVM

    Laurie
     
  4. ChickensAreSweet

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  5. LaurieSanDiego

    LaurieSanDiego New Egg

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    Not ruled out. Treated with DE. Really want to stay organic.....

    TYVM,
    L.
     

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