I didn't know, since they would be drinking the same water, if this was ok. Thanks
Wazine and Ivermectin
You may want to check with people over on the pheasant thread just in case. Wazine only treats roundworms, and chickens may get other worms such as cecal worm, capillaria, and rarely, gapeworm and tapeworm. Valbazen gets all worms, and is given just to each chicken once, and repeated 10 days later. Dosage is 1/4 ml for bantams, 1/2 for average hens, 3/4 ml for large hens and roosters orally. SafeGuard Liquid Goat Wormer is another good wormer, but to treat for all worms, must be given 5 days in a row. Dosage is 1/4 ml per pound of weight orally for 5 consecutive days. Wazine is easy since it goes in the water, but all birds should drink normally to get the correct dosage for their size.
Leg mites can be treated with castor oil or vaseline applied to the legs once a week and rubbed into the scales. Washing the legs in warm soapy water with an old toothbrush to loosen the scales can help before treating.
Ivermectin supposedly has lost it's effectiveness as a wormer due to overusage as a mite treatment.
Edited by Eggcessive - 3/29/16 at 12:21pm
I think it really does come down to geography and use. This is just my experience, not gospel. I have seen Ivermectin work better in the North than in the South. I have some experience using it near your neck of the woods, mostly exhibition birds. Beyond that, we both know there is no one size fits all to any parasite program.
And thank you for welcoming me; after talking to quite a few backyard people, I feel like there is a wealth of knowledge on this site. I just want to be a part of the discussion to help people raise awesome, healthy birds.