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bad worm infestation

Posted by pennylane284 Australia (My Page) on
Sat, Jan 8, 11 at 19:37

Hi guys,

I have 4 Isa Browns, less than a year old, with a severe worm infestation--I found this out because one of my girls became very sick. The vet tested for worms and took me through the treatment. I've now treated the main hen house and the extra sick chicken, who I have in a seperate area indoors while she recovers.

My main concern is when to return her to the flock--I don't want to reintroduce her too early while she is still weak and risk bullying or re-infestation, but I'm afraid if I leave it too late, she will be an outsider once reintroduced. She has been in seperate housing for 3 or 4 days and is much stronger now--she won't let me hand-feed her any Critta Care food powder any more, which I take as a good sign! She is eating and drinking by herself and her comb and wattle are slowly reutrning to their normal colour. I have reduced light hours and taken her off the lay for 2 days now.

Any suggestions on how to know if she is healthy enough to reintroduce would be great.

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RE: bad worm infestation

I'm not sure but means you have been in contact with the vet they would be the ideal person to ask also are there any restrictions on eating the eggs for a certain amount of days?
Hope you chickens do well

RE: bad worm infestation

I asked the vet about that, he said generally when chickens are sick, the eggs are still fine and if they're not OK to eat, they will show it by being deformed in some way.

Chickens are doing well, except for the fact that when I introduced the seperated girl back in, my peaceful chicken community became a pecking-order nightmare!

RE: bad worm infestation

That happened to mine also after one that had ecaped for three weeks came home but all was well the next day

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