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Were to get wormer in Massachusetts?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by viktoriacl, Jul 9, 2011.

  1. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have one year old hen out of four that has very pale wattles and comb is starting as well. I'm thinking worms. Is that a good guess? It's been very hot and I have been away. They have been in great care but not by a chicken person so not sure when she started getting pale. Should I give her something else while I'm waiting for a wormer. Feel like she needs blood. Not thinking I'm up for transfusing a chicken. She is an EE. She is a great layer and was one in April.
     
  2. CatDaddyAlbert

    CatDaddyAlbert NoFeathersRuffled

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    If you can find it in your area get some goat wormer. It is the same thing.

    Pardon the spelling if it is wrong but the product in fenbendazole. It says goat wormer on the bottle but if you read closely it also says for use with chickens. That is what I use and most feed stores have it. Use it as your only source of water for three days and then wait ten days and use it again if necessary, but usually it is not necessary.

    Best of luck.
     
  3. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks. I should just treat the whole flock right? What about the babies? I have three that were hatched in March.
     
  4. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just looked at her closer. Her eyes look sunken in a bit? Any thoughts?
     
  5. WooingWyandotte

    WooingWyandotte Overrun With Chickens

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    Mites or lice?
     
  6. viktoriacl

    viktoriacl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If it is it's not obvious. She seems fine other that this. She laid her normal bumpy topped egg this morning. I do have sevin. Maybe I'll just give them a dusting to be sure.
     
  7. janinepeters

    janinepeters Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It's hot, you've been away, sunken eyes...How about dehydration? Make sure she is drinking. Pick her up and dip beak into water, just like you do with baby chicks. If she is a bit dehydrated, there might be an underlying problem, something making her feel too crummy to get to the water often enough. Keep watch.
     

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