worms? hungry chickens won't eat.

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by camella, Apr 15, 2009.

  1. camella

    camella New Egg

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    my two hens always act like they're starving, but when i feed them, they run up to me and just stand there, not eating. i feed them some layer pellet, some scratch, and some fruit waste, but they don't seem to want to eat it in the last week.

    the feed store thought maybe they need to be wormed, but the only wormer they carry (wazine 17) says it shouldn't be used on egg layers. i've heard of verm-x, but can't find a US distributor.

    thanks for any suggestions!
     
  2. JessaLynn

    JessaLynn Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Are they eating at all or just not there treats?
    Most people at the feed store know just about as much as a 5th grader when it comes to chickens.
     
  3. keljonma

    keljonma Chillin' With My Peeps

    Feb 12, 2007
    8A East Texas

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