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post #11 of 18
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Originally Posted by MrsBrooke View Post
 

White and yellow poop? Do you have a picture of this, by chance?

 

Also, did I miss where it was determined *not* to be worms? What did you use to worm your flock? "Ivermax, Apple Cider Vinegar, and Oregano Oil?"

 

MrsB

I don't have pictures, actually.

 

I've experienced roundworms multiple times, and this is extremely like it, except for the fact that the treatments aren't doing anything. 

post #12 of 18

I have read that Ivermectin is not very effective against Ascaris-type worms (ie: roundworms) in poultry. I will look for some information on that for you.

 

I would considering grabbing some Valbazen liquid goat wormer from Tractor Supply as soon as possible and dosing with that.

 

.5cc for standard chickens, .25cc for bantam/pullets/cockerels.

Treat once, wait 10 days, and treat again.

Discard eggs for 24 days from FIRST dose (14 day withdrawal).

 

That should get them. :)

 

I hope they perk up after the worming.

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #13 of 18
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Originally Posted by MrsBrooke View Post
 

I have read that Ivermectin is not very effective against Ascaris-type worms (ie: roundworms) in poultry. I will look for some information on that for you.

 

I would considering grabbing some Valbazen liquid goat wormer from Tractor Supply as soon as possible and dosing with that.

 

.5cc for standard chickens, .25cc for bantam/pullets/cockerels.

Treat once, wait 10 days, and treat again.

Discard eggs for 24 days from FIRST dose (14 day withdrawal).

 

That should get them. :)

 

I hope they perk up after the worming.

 

MrsB

 

Okay thank you. The only problem is, is the Tractor Supply in my location doesn't stock Valbazen.

post #14 of 18

I had this happen with very similar symptoms...coccidiosis was what I came up with (I know you said yours were vaccinated against it though).  I gave mine corrid (can get at tractor supply or feed stores) and was able to save a few of mine!  Good luck! 

post #15 of 18
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Okay thank you. The only problem is, is the Tractor Supply in my location doesn't stock Valbazen.

 

That does make it tricky....

 

http://www.jefferspet.com/products/valbazen-broad-spectrum-dewormer

 

This is the cheapest place I can find it online. I would order some... if nothing else, for your critter cabinet for the future - may you never need it!

 

In the meantime, can you take a fecal sample to the vet? They can easily rule out internal parasites and determine if it's perhaps Cocci or maybe a bacterial infection.

 

MrsB

Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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Australorp Chickens | Nigerian Dwarf and mini-Alpine Goats | American Blue Rabbits

 

"If not now, when?"

 

Luke 22:36

Then said He unto them,

“But now, he that hath a purse, let him take it

and likewise his pack; and he that hath no sword,

let him sell his garment and buy one."

 

How I lost 70 lbs (and kept it off!): www.marksdailyapple.com

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post #16 of 18
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Originally Posted by MrsBrooke View Post
 

 

That does make it tricky....

 

http://www.jefferspet.com/products/valbazen-broad-spectrum-dewormer

 

This is the cheapest place I can find it online. I would order some... if nothing else, for your critter cabinet for the future - may you never need it!

 

In the meantime, can you take a fecal sample to the vet? They can easily rule out internal parasites and determine if it's perhaps Cocci or maybe a bacterial infection.

 

MrsB

 

Alright, thank you. 

 

My nearest veterinarian is 45 minutes or so away, but I'll see what I can do.

post #17 of 18
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Valbazen was a lifesaver for the six chicks I had left! I'm very grateful to everyone who suggested it!

post #18 of 18
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Valbazen was a lifesaver for the six chicks I had left! I'm very grateful to everyone who suggested it!

Thanks for the update!

For anyone reading this, I found this link for affordable Valbazen:
https://www.wholesalekennel.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=29

-Kathy
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