Worms?

Wyorp Rock

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I have a chicken, 9 months old, and she recently lost a lot of feathers, lost weight, and her comb is so pale it isn't red anymore! HELP!
Can you post some photos of her?
What type of food/treats do you feed?
How much weight has she lost? Do you weigh her regularly?

Check her crop to make sure it's emptying overnight, feel her abdomen for any bloat/fluid and look her over for lice/mites.

Loss of condition can be from a number of things from parasites and nutrition to disease or infection. Getting a fecal float, if possible, can confirm/deny worms and what type.
If that is not possible, then you can treat with a broad spectrum de-wormer like Fenbendazole (Safeguard liquid goat wormer) at .23ml per pound of weight for 5 days.
Valbazen can also be used at 1/2ml, then repeat in 10days.
 

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Thanks, I will try to post a picture. I do not weigh her but you can see that she visibly lost weight
 

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We feed her laying mash because our others are getting to that age and we have tried doing separate foods but it doesn't work so we just do all the same.
 

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Is she laying?

If you don't have vet care, then I would probably worm her to see if that helps. Watch to see that she's getting to eat and not being bullied from the feeder(s).
I would still check the crop at night to see if it's full, then first thing in the morning before she eats/drinks anything to make sure it's empty - just to rule out a crop problem.
 

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