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worms or maggots - HELP

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by kudzu vine, Jul 27, 2011.

  1. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Just noticed Bobbie (BR) walking funny. Looked like she had pasty butt, but when I caught her and looked - YUK looked like little maggots below where she poops. Had chickens for many years but never noticed the hole where the egg comes out. They are either in the "egg hole" or it's a sore. Any advice?
     
  2. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    OK..just looked it up and the egg comes from same hole as poop. However, the duct design doesn't allow egg and poop to make contact. Sound right? if this is so, she has a sore that is infested. Now, what should I use?
     
  3. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Can you talk apicture it would help in diagnosing alot.....[​IMG]
     
  4. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I'm getting ready to try - it won't be pleasant and thanks for replying
     
  5. froggiesheins

    froggiesheins Overrun With Chickens

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    Not a problem....maggots are very round plump white, about 1/2" long and look sort of like pantent leathert and worms look more like white heavy thread...
     
  6. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    wash her up and remove any outside worms either maggots or internal worms. Check to make sure there is not any tissue exposed from a prolaspe vent too. maggots could have been laid on the exposed tissue, on a sore or on any excess poop stuck to her butt, so I think first thing is to clean her up and you will get more info on her situation. if they are coming form her intestines than she will need to be treated for internal parasites and yes you are correct on the anatomy "down there"
     
  7. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I really believe it's maggots. Couldn't take picture - but looked again and believe it's a really bad infection. Probably shouldn't have done this, but poured peroxide over sore - bubbled. I know she probably needs something oral, but what?
     
  8. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    tammye - thanks. Did wash her up. Doesn't look like instestinal problem but some type of wound.
     
  9. kudzu vine

    kudzu vine Chillin' With My Peeps

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    can chickens handle amoxocillin?
     
  10. tammye

    tammye Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I would clean that wound and put an antibiotic ointment on it and keep her separated from the others until she heals, chickens can survive quite a bit when it comes to wounds, if after cleaning it up by tomorrow it looks worse then I would think about oral antibiotics
     

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