Which worm does my hen have?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Snack Giver, Jul 8, 2011.

  1. Snack Giver

    Snack Giver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My hen has worms. They look like a grain of rice and the move like an inchworm. I'm wondering what they are because the waxine treatment I got is for roundworms and those look different as far as I can tell (from my google search). Roundworms look long, right? My poor hen has these short white worms crawling out of her rearend and falling on the floor for me to be freaked out about. I want to be doing the right treatment asap. Thanks.
     
  2. ShelterGirl

    ShelterGirl Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Working at a shelter, I know that usually the ones that look like a grain of rice are tapeworms.
     
  3. TinyTotsSeramas

    TinyTotsSeramas Chillin' With My Peeps

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    sounds like Tapeworm...
     
  4. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It sounds like it might be maggots which you need to treat quickly by applying SWAT or it could be tapeworms which you can treat with Valbazan. It wouldn't hurt to do both treatments.
     
  5. Snack Giver

    Snack Giver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok these are maggots. I just googled the images and its for sure. She has been bleeding and had diarrhea for 2 days so I started cocci treatment after asking around. But then I saw what looked like worms falling out of her rectum. So I got wazine17 today too. Now I realize they are maggots and we have a sick bird! Please tell me what to buy, how to treat. This little hen acts sick. What is SWAT? Thanks.
     
  6. Meghalu

    Meghalu Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Likely there is a wound in/around her vent, which you will have to find and clean, and tweeze/wash off all the maggots you see. Treat the wound with an antiseptic without pain killer, like neosporin. Apply SWAT, it's a fly treatment meant for horses.
     
  7. 202roosterlane

    202roosterlane Happy Hen on a Harley

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    I am sooooo sorry for your chicken but it looks like you got the best advice. Prayers your way for your chicken. That's why I love BYC, the members are so awesome!
     
  8. chkn

    chkn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    SWAT you can get down and feed and farm supply. One of the big box stores MAY carry it (you know like Petco or something?). You could call and ask. Try and pick it up tonight as it is an emergency situation. Wash off any maggots you can and apply a liberal coat of SWAT. The idea is that the stupid maggots come up for air and the SWAT suffocates them. If you can't get SWAT tonight maybe vaseline as a substitute overnight only. I'd pick up some Valbazen and use it (it wouldn't hurt). Who knows, maybe it'll kill maggots too. But SWAT NOW, FAST!!!
     
  9. Snack Giver

    Snack Giver Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok I also read to give a saline bath to drown the maggots and clean the area. Right now I'm going to do that and then neosporine the area tonight. Tomorrow SWAT. Thx folks.
     
  10. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Good call chkn!
     

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