ut of the coi need help!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by molly, Oct 28, 2008.

  1. molly

    molly Out Of The Brooder

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    One of my bantam hens died It was acting like it could not breath I took it out of the coop to my garage to have a look at it I sat it down it pooped out what looked like mucas it looked like a small brown worm was in it then she started flapping around and died. does this sound like gape worms? please can any one help?
     
  2. dlhunicorn

    dlhunicorn Human Encyclopedia

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    If you suspect worms then take a couple (fresh) samples for a faecal (or if you have never wormed and are having a hard time locating a vet to do a faecal then you can choose to worm with ivomec Eprinex > it will treat nearly all of the most commonly occuring worms)
    Gape worm is called so because the birds gape > they can sometimes be seen at the back of the throat ... I do not know offhand if they can sometimes be passed out through the faeces nor how common this is.
     
  3. 77horses

    77horses ◊The Spontaneous Pullet!◊

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    aw sorry about your hen. [​IMG] [​IMG] Not sure what happened...probably worms like the first person said??? Good luck! [​IMG]
     
  4. molly

    molly Out Of The Brooder

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    Is the wormer okay to give when chickens are laying eggs?
     

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