So Confused: Treatment for Mites and/or Worms

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by MakeMineCadburys, May 23, 2011.

  1. MakeMineCadburys

    MakeMineCadburys Out Of The Brooder

    Jul 29, 2009
    Southern Cali
    Hen still sick (had a previous post)

    She's about 2 yo
    Lethargic & Tired - she was very unsteady on her feet, but seems to be a bit better
    Limp & Pale comb
    some poop stuck to tail feathers - greenish color, but none of the waste in the shower (where I am now keeping her) is green - all white and black, very runny.
    crop not impacted (gave a dose of olive oil when we first started diagnosing), not egg bound (that I can tell)
    drinking watered down gatoraide (for electrolytes)
    was eating scrambled eggs, now not eating
    has been inside since Saturday morning, keeping her in the shower, with a towel over half the shower floor.

    People posted that it might be worms or mites.

    I have been combing here and the internet and I am now more confused than ever.

    I can't find any mites, but I honestly don't know what I'm looking for. I don't see any worms in her waste, but again, don't know what I'm looking for...

    What is my next step?

    I just need a step-by-step "Here's what you should do" guide...

    Thank you so much, and Veronica (RIR) thanks you, too!!
  2. ruby

    ruby Chillin' With My Peeps

    Apr 10, 2008
    Gold Hill, Alabama
    most likely you would have seen mites if she has been in the shower since Saturday. I just lost one last night but she was very old. Try yogurt. What I read last night about worms, even if you get her back she will not be a good producer. But, I kept a chicken for over 10 years! I knew she wasn't laying but she was my friend. Good luck.
  3. WhiteMountainsRanch

    WhiteMountainsRanch Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 19, 2010
    San Diego, CA

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