Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby chickenlady1 » Wed May 08, 2013 10:53 pm

Hi there...boy ....that was great reading....still have a question though.
I have a wee Silkie Hen,whom I think may have worms....she has a pooey bum...and very smelly too!!!!She is eating and drinking,but has lost alot of weight.
I have been reading my Poultry Bookand it mentions Ivermectin external(under the wing).
I have a cattle/deer drench here called Cydectin...is it possible to use this????
Any other ideas please. Thankyou.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Wed May 08, 2013 11:18 pm

It needs to be a pour-on wormer if you want to put it on your Silkie's skin.

Chooks who have worms and lots of them aren't light - their intestines are full of worms so my guess is that your hen has got something else. I've had several chooks with these symptoms over the years and it was a form of Mareks disease where they end up emaciated. Once the poos turn smelly they usually have lost most of their body weight.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby chickenlady1 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:25 pm

Thanks for that Marina...Cydectin is a pour on...if I can use this I would like to give it a try first.The book has mentioned Eprinex/Ivermectin...is Cydectin similar to these??
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby roobz316 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:34 pm

Yep its exactly the same thing, I use it on my chooks. It does internal and external, its not as concentrated as Eprinex, I do 2-3 decent drops but as its a silkie 2 should be ok.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby chickenlady1 » Wed May 08, 2013 11:36 pm

Hi there Roobiz...I will be out to her in the morning and give her some...would it be ok to give her btm a wash in some nice warmish water...looks and smells awful!!!!!
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby sewren » Thu May 09, 2013 11:37 am

Hi chickenlady - it's fine to give your silkie's bum a wash (I've found that baths are sometimes very calming to chooks!) Just make sure that she is dry before putting her back outside, because now the weather is colder you don't want her to get sick from being chilled.

Hope the cydectin works! :)
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby karenl » Wed Dec 04, 2013 9:44 pm

Hi Im a newbee to all this we have lambs co existing with our chickens some of the lambs have had worms they have all been treated but Im guessing we need to treat our chickens too? My Dad who is a farmer has Paramectin which is a pour on its 1ml per 20 kg so Im assuming for our hyline chooks a 0.3ml dose would work also is there a with holding period for the eggs? It says on the pack nil with holding for milk but 35days for Meat consumption? ??can we still eat the eggs or should I get some other product that has nil with holding Thanks
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Wed Dec 04, 2013 10:32 pm

Worms are host specific so sheep worm are unlikely to pose a problem to chooks.

If your chooks have a serious worm burden you'll see the worms in their droppings, especially in the morning under their roost.

I use pumpkin seeds - the green hull-less ones from the supermarket bulk food bins, chop them coarsely and add them to their mash. Never seen a worm in a chook.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby trishandrews » Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:38 pm

HI there, when we first got our chickens I got my husband to go to our vets and pick me up everything like wormers etc that I thought we would need, he had to sign for the Eprinex, but great to have that, and there is NO with-holding period for it on poultry either. We got Flubenol/Flubenvet etc, Since getting the Eprinex we never use any of the other things, the vets to get them from (if you live in the Canterbury region) are Vet Ent - Ashburton, or some of the Chch vets are really good, - just keep ringing around until you fid a vet that will supply you in small enough quanitites of what you need, that's what we did and we got everything we needed that way, some vets will have some products but not others. Good luck!
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby boof11 » Thu Mar 20, 2014 11:55 pm

Hi there , I have an ex battery gal that has a severe case of runny poos - literally the squirts! :o She has a dull comb and seemed very quiet and quite off her food. She definitely feels as though she has lost weight and her breast bone feels quite pronounced.
I have seen no evidence of worms but got some single syringe doses of Aviverm from the vet on Tuesday morning which I gave all 3 girls. Penny still seems off colour and was still doing squirty poos this afternoon, although she did seem keener on her food eating some fresh corn kernels and multigrain bread - probably the most I have seen her eat since Sun/Mon.
How long should the Aviverm take to work? Is there anything I can give her to help stop the squirts? Could there be some other problem going on? I'm really fond of Penny - she has trouble enough eating with an unevenly trimmed scoop beak and funny shaped s neck. Cheers, Juls
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby sharron » Fri Mar 21, 2014 1:15 pm

boof11 wrote:Hi there , I have an ex battery gal that has a severe case of runny poos - literally the squirts! :o She has a dull comb and seemed very quiet and quite off her food. She definitely feels as though she has lost weight and her breast bone feels quite pronounced.
I have seen no evidence of worms but got some single syringe doses of Aviverm from the vet on Tuesday morning which I gave all 3 girls. Penny still seems off colour and was still doing squirty poos this afternoon, although she did seem keener on her food eating some fresh corn kernels and multigrain bread - probably the most I have seen her eat since Sun/Mon.
How long should the Aviverm take to work? Is there anything I can give her to help stop the squirts? Could there be some other problem going on? I'm really fond of Penny - she has trouble enough eating with an unevenly trimmed scoop beak and funny shaped s neck. Cheers, Juls



She possibly hasn't got worms, she may have low grade coccidissios (sp) or just run down after the laying season. Feed her some extra protein as in dog roll, this will help. You've wormed them so theres not much else you can do, just give there house and run a bit of clean up, dig over the ground if they are penned,
Personally for good health I find it easier to give the chooks a maintance dose of garlic in there feed.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Fri Mar 21, 2014 4:45 pm

Hi Boof - for how long have you had Penny?

If she's a relatively recent acquisition then yes, coccidiosis is a possibility because battery hens don't develop resistance to this parasite as they don't have access to their droppings. However, all but one type of cocci causes bloody poos.

If you've had her for a few weeks at least, if she's thin and her poos are very runny I'd suspect something more sinister. Once they get emaciated their kidneys pack up and that can lead to the squirts. What you are doing for her is the best you can do and just keep this in the back of your mind - once a hen has been released from a battery farm she's done a good innings, is worn out and whatever else she produces for you after this is a bonus.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby boof11 » Fri Mar 21, 2014 11:37 pm

Hi Marina,

I've probably had Penny for 2 years - quite a while I guess. Her poos were still liquid dynamite tonight altho' she was keen on mince with her pellets lol. Maybe it's just old age after all.... she's a bit receded on the head feather wise :(
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby Marina » Sat Mar 22, 2014 11:33 am

After being out of a cage for 2 years it's unlikely to be cocciodiosis. You've treated her for worms (I don't think worms cause her symptoms) so it may or may not help.

It's time to moult now so missing feathers are normal. She may loose even more soon.

Battery hens are almost 2 years old when they are 'discarded' so Penny will be around 4 years old - a ripe old age for an ex-battery hen. She's done well and if she's very thin it's not lack of food. Just look at very old people - they're skin and bones. Chickens are no different. When they've given their all and their time comes we just have to accept it. You can spoil her to thank her for the eggs she has given you and as long as she still eats she may hang in there.

Natural yoghurt is beneficial when they're got the squirts.
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Re: Worms -- Symptoms and types of worms

Postby boof11 » Sat Mar 22, 2014 3:54 pm

Thank you Marina for your support :) Penny is still hanging in there and pottering away with her mate Henny. She is staying close but is not as active as usual. I've treated her to some more mince this arvo which she happily chowed back and I'll grab some probiotic yogurt and syringe a dollop into her later lol. She has done one slightly less liquid poop so that's a plus. There is no blood in her poops, its just water n white . I've completely cleaned the coop out, Pestened everything and the gals, so I think I've done everything I can. :) Cheers, Juls
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