Some of my girls are sick

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by RobJones, Dec 15, 2014.

  1. RobJones

    RobJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My girls have stopped laying and eating, their cooms are a very pale red and they are very dosile they have no energy anymore and dont get exited at feeding time. I was getting 14 eggs a day today I got 4 what can be the problem, can anyone help.
     
  2. Eggcessive

    Eggcessive Chicken Obsessed Premium Member

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    If you haven't wormed them lately, then I would start there. Valbazen (albendazole,) SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer (fenbendazole,) Flubenvet, and levamisole are good dewormers depending on what country you live in. How are their droppings? Coccidiosis and bacterial enteritis are some intestinal diseases that can cause problems, but worms are very common. Have your hens molted this year? In winter, if you are in the northern hemisphere, it can be common this time of year for hens to cease laying due to the short daylight hours. But they should still have appetites unless there is an illness. Coccidiosis symptoms are lethargy, poor appetite, diarrhea, standing puffed up with head back into shoulders, and ruffled feathers. More common in younger chickens, it still can be a problem later. Corid or amprollium is the treatment.
     
  3. RobJones

    RobJones Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks eggcessive for your help and ifo regarding my post, i'm in the Philippinesa very hot and humid climate. I'm new to this game and yes I noticed some diarrhea and as fas as I know they dont molt here. I will ask at the local feed store for meds you suggested thanks again
     

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