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under weight!!!!!!!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by BMD17553, Feb 12, 2014.

  1. BMD17553

    BMD17553 Out Of The Brooder

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    i recently obtained a green legged hatch rooster and hen im not sure the age but its at least 1 1/2 years old he is really skinny he has little to no fat / meat / muscle. what food can i feed him to build him up he also shows no interest in breeding.
     
  2. AngryRooster

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    Some chickens just don't want to eat. Feed him lots of corn (scratch) or some mealworms. I have a Rhode Island Red who doesn't eat very much of her regular food but still has some "fat/meat/muscle" because of all the other food I hand feed her.
     
  3. BMD17553

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    He is hardly drinking any water why would this be?
     
  4. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    He might have worms.

    I "adopted" a Silkie cockerel once who was practically skin and bones. I tried to worm him, but I think he was just too far gone. Poor guy only lived with me for about 4 weeks.

    I don't have many more info to give, other than that suggestion. I hope you get a more knowledgeable answer.
     
  5. BMD17553

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    what is my best option for determining if he has worms or not
     
  6. SilkiesForEver

    SilkiesForEver Overrun With Chickens

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    Well there are ways, but it's best to deworm him anyways. I ALWAYS deworm my new birds as a precaution.
     
  7. BMD17553

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    how would i deworm one and how much would it cost
     
  8. cafarmgirl

    cafarmgirl Overrun With Chickens

    Valbazen or Safeguard would both be good choices. Valbazen is liquid and you can use liquid Safeguard goat dewormer, easy to measure and dose. Give 0.5 ml and repeat the dose in 10 days. Also check him over very carefully for mites or lice.
     
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  9. BMD17553

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    What am i looking for when i check for mites and lice exct..
     

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