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I have just wormed my 3 free ranging ducks. I housed them in a covered outdoor 10 x 10 pen during their worming.  Since they have pooped all in the pen what can I use to kill any eggs/worms that were in their poop?  They return to this pen each night.

 

Bleach?

 

Thanks.

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I have just wormed my 3 free ranging ducks. I housed them in a covered outdoor 10 x 10 pen during their worming.  Since they have pooped all in the pen what can I use to kill any eggs/worms that were in their poop?  They return to this pen each night.

 

Bleach?

 

Thanks.

Bleach is pretty harsh and will kill erven good bacteria so I wouldn't use it. @Amiga was talking about vinegar/salt solution working to clean our coops maybe something like that or Poultry dust worked into the ground real well. Once the worms are expelled they will be dead but you'll need to reworm again in 10 days to kill any eggs that hatch inside your ducks. Depending on what you used to worm with.

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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Bleach is pretty harsh and will kill erven good bacteria so I wouldn't use it. @Amiga was talking about vinegar/salt solution working to clean our coops maybe something like that or Poultry dust worked into the ground real well. Once the worms are expelled they will be dead but you'll need to reworm again in 10 days to kill any eggs that hatch inside your ducks. Depending on what you used to worm with.


I have wormed them with Wazine #17.  By Poultry dus,t do you mean DE? The ground in the pen is extremely hard no way to work the dust in, could I just spread it around?  What is the formula for the vinegar/salt solution?

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I have wormed them with Wazine #17.  By Poultry dus,t do you mean DE? The ground in the pen is extremely hard no way to work the dust in, could I just spread it around?  What is the formula for the vinegar/salt solution?

I think I'd just go woth the Vinegar and salt if your pen is hard packed. lets see if we can get   @Amiga   for help on the vinegar and salt. Or maybe others will have a solution that is natural I honestly don't think you have much to worry about in your pen if they are only in it at night and free range during the day. You might could just wash it down good with the hose or just water and vinegar.

 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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 Western N.C ~ 17 chickens= EE's, Game, variety of bantams,1Light Brahma, 2 Black Australorps . 5 Muscovy ducks, 8 Indian Runners and 2 Buff Orpington Ducks, 1 Embden gander,1 Toulouse goose , 3 mini Dachshunds, 2 mixed breed, pond goldfish,  and a wonderful Husband who makes it all possible..

 

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9713753/

This has details, I believe. 😃

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Please PM me, or use @Amiga in the message if you would like to hear from me soon.  

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/9713753/

This has details, I believe. 😃


Yes, but what is the formula?  How much salt in the vinegar, do I dilute it?

 

Thanks for the information!

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