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Durvet Strike III poultry wormer feed, thoughts? Opinions?

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I am curious about this product and intrigued especially because there is supposedly no egg toss...anyone used it before?

4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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post #2 of 7

I believe it was developed to be used constantly in a commercial setting.

I do remember reading someone figuring out a dosage for the active ingredient Hygromycin B to use as a treatment when deworming was an indicated necessity.  Hygromycin B is approved by USDA for no egg withdrawal.

Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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Great article on VENTILATION, one of THE MOST IMPORTANT aspects of coop design.

Fantastic treatise to help decide how much SPACE your chickens need.

 

Chicken math is not just 'addition'...but also should include Division, Multiplication and especially Subtraction!!!

 

Quoting centrarchid:

"Make every effort to understand your chicken's biology and the environment that supports it."

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post #3 of 7
Thread Starter 

Well I bought a bag and going to try it on my girls. Cheers.

4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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post #4 of 7
I'd love to know how the Durvet worked. How many days did you add it to feed? Thanks!
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Okay so I just polished it off about a week ago. The way I did it was a tablespoon ( included in the bag) sprinkled in with about a pound of feed. I have 2 feeders that hold about a pound each, so I put it in there. As far as I know, they ate it....hopefully any baddies were passed out...and I'm still here and feeling fine so I guess the eggs must have been fine too.

4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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I recently noticed white segments in my one of my hens poop.  I took a pic and showed it to the folks at the local feed store.  They recommended Durvet Strike III.  Here is the pic I shared with them.  I still am not sure what type of worm my hen has.  I believe tapeworms are flat in appearance and these appear round.  The Durvet treats for roundworm, cecal worm and capillary worms.  Hope what my hen has is one of those (short of taking a sample to the vet for verification).  I have had a good portion of my hen flock for almost 3 years and have never had a problem with worms and never treated them before.  However, I have started letting the hens free range.  I understand that they eat just about anything, including perhaps any of the neighborhood cat feces that has made it into my yard.  I plan on starting the treatment today.  Even though it may be safe to eat the eggs, I am going to wait for about a week after treatment just to be safe.  The Durvet was $16.79 for a 1lb bag, which calls for 1 level scoop (approx 9 grams per 1 pound of feed).  I'll keep you posted on my success (or lack thereof).

 


Edited by RaeJean - 1/12/16 at 8:27am
post #7 of 7
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Interesting, I would be curious to know what these are as well.
4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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4 hens: 1 Bantam Cochin, 1 BR, 1 Ameracauna and 1 SLW. 2 Indian Runner females, 2 cats and a fiance that puts up with all my bird crazies!
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