Sick chicken

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by deliai, Nov 22, 2015.

  1. deliai

    deliai New Egg

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    Hey i have3 hens and 4 days ago i noticed ones foot was swollen and she was limping. She doesnt have a scab like the pics i have seen of the bubble foot.i got some oxytetracyline and have been giving it to her but now i noticed roubdworms in her poop. Any ideas of what can be going on and how these things should be treated? And should i treat the other 2 hens as well???
     
  2. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You should start with a deworming. Follow it with a bug check and possible delousing. If you have to delouse then you are going to need to do a coop cleaning, and then re-do the delousing and coop cleaning a second time after 10ish days.

    The foot? If you are not seeing a concrete reason for the limp, then let it slide a few days. Chances are it will go away on its own. Leg/foot problems are frequent and often fleeting in poultry. That's what happens when a creature is always on its feet.

    Oh, and I forget my manners...Welcome to BYC.
     
  3. deliai

    deliai New Egg

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    Thanks for the welcome!what should i deworm with i bought wazine but read conflicting things about it? We do have them for eggs. As far as bug check what am i looking for and how do you delouse.these are my first chickens we just moved to 5 acres so everything is foreign to me. Thanks for the reply[​IMG]
     
  4. deliai

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    And should i also continue w the oxytetracyline the foot is warm like it has an infection. Thanks again
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    You will need to discard any eggs for 14 days after treatment. Wazine comes through in eggs, so the eggs need to be tossed- not eaten, not given to pets for consumption- thrown away.

    I never use antibiotics unless I am sure there is a reason to do so. Since you have started a course, though, you must finish the course to prevent breeding antibiotic resistance.
     

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