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Hi everyone, I have a flock of 12 birds all different breeds 3 are a year old and 9 of them are 2 1/2 years old. Also I only have one bantam black Cochin frizzle. I've noticed lately that my copper maran hasn't been laying any eggs and she's acting very slow. She does eat and drink regularly and free ranges with the others but she'll sit down a lot or walk slower then the rest she won't come running. I noticed some of my other hens have a lot of droppings stuck to their feathers too. Today I saw something extremely small moving in a cecal dropping (not sure who made it) so I think I might have a cecal worm problem because the regular droppings look fine. I want to deworm my whole flock so I bought some Strike III Type B Medicated Feed Poultry Wormer and some Wazine Fleming Labs Dewormer to mix in the water. I was thinking about starting with the Wazine then the Strike for the feed, but I wasn't sure if they were safe to use at the same time. Are these going to be to powerful for the bantam hen? Should I only be using one at a time? Has anyone used these products before? Is there anything else I should be doing? I'm not sure what the best method would be for me to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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Originally Posted by jzervas92 View Post

Hi everyone, I have a flock of 12 birds all different breeds 3 are a year old and 9 of them are 2 1/2 years old. Also I only have one bantam black Cochin frizzle. I've noticed lately that my copper maran hasn't been laying any eggs and she's acting very slow. She does eat and drink regularly and free ranges with the others but she'll sit down a lot or walk slower then the rest she won't come running. I noticed some of my other hens have a lot of droppings stuck to their feathers too. Today I saw something extremely small moving in a cecal dropping (not sure who made it) so I think I might have a cecal worm problem because the regular droppings look fine. I want to deworm my whole flock so I bought some Strike III Type B Medicated Feed Poultry Wormer and some Wazine Fleming Labs Dewormer to mix in the water. I was thinking about starting with the Wazine then the Strike for the feed, but I wasn't sure if they were safe to use at the same time. Are these going to be to powerful for the bantam hen? Should I only be using one at a time? Has anyone used these products before? Is there anything else I should be doing? I'm not sure what the best method would be for me to do. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

 

Wazine would treat roundworms only.

 

Looks like Fenbendazole (Safeguard liquid goat wormer or horse paste) or Valbazen is what you want. Dosage is in the links below.

 

Personally I would only treat with one product.

 

If you use the wormer, then the "medicated feed" would not be necessary. You may also want to research the active ingredient(s) of the Strike III.

 

Worming info:

http://www.backyardchickens.com/t/1097286/sick-birds  POST#4 & #8

http://www.the-chicken-chick.com/2015/11/control-treatment-of-worms-in-chickens.html

 

Active Ingredient for Stirke III

http://hencam.com/henblog/2014/05/wormer-warning/

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Thank you that information was very helpful. I was thinking about using the Wazine first because they've never been wormed before I thought it would be good to do in general but it sounds like I don't need it. The only reason I bought the Strike III is that it said right on the bag that it treats cecal worms, but I think I'm going to do more research on the drug they use in it. I didn't see the safeguard in my tractor supply but I'll have to look again.
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Thank you that information was very helpful. I was thinking about using the Wazine first because they've never been wormed before I thought it would be good to do in general but it sounds like I don't need it. The only reason I bought the Strike III is that it said right on the bag that it treats cecal worms, but I think I'm going to do more research on the drug they use in it. I didn't see the safeguard in my tractor supply but I'll have to look again.


I think the Safeguard is in the goat or horse section of the store.

As far as the Strike III goes, I'm not saying it's necessarily "bad". I am not sure how effective it is as a wormer. I have read that some people have great success with it. You may find that it works for you.

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