Hi, can anyone please give me the dosage that I give of Apple cider vinegar for worming chickens?
Apple Cider Vinegar Dosage????
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No, it does not worm chickens. It may help the chicken deal with worms, or help control the load, I don't know, but it won't get rid of them.
People use anywhere between one tsp and 2 Tbsp in a gallon of water. It is a probiotic.
Do you know for certain that your chickens have worms? Have you seen worms waving howdy from their poops? Are the chickens looking thin or in poor condition? Is there a vet who would do a test on a sample of your birds' poop?
There seems to be a variety of opinions on worming chickens. Some folks do it routinely once or twice a year, others never will. Some will only worm if/when they see indications. There are some natural things you can add to their diet that may make worm infestation less likely to happen.
But I think that if you know they have worms then you should give them de-worming medicine. There are some that have no egg withdrawal period, others that suggest 4-14 days of discarding the eggs after treatment. Even then, you can feed the eggs to other pets or even back to the chickens.
I know that at least one of them has round worms!!
They all look good and are laying good but there is about 50 of the and if one has them I am sure some or all of the rest do. But I want to worm them with something that won't hurt us eating the eggs if I can!
Incidentally, waiting to see worms in the droppings is kind of a lost cause. When you see worms in the droppings, it only means that one died or that there's a heavy infestation - which is bad. They don't normally pass them as dogs or cats do as their systems are different.
The only true way of knowing is by doing a fecal "egg count', not examining feces for worms.
Flubenvet is being marketed as requiring no egg withdrawal. Flubendazole. It's an actual wormer, not an herbal. Rooster Booster has a wormer called "triple action" that worms and is non-withdrawal and has probiotics, vitamins, and minerals. I'd probably go with that one.
VermX claims to worm with no withdrawal, but there are no studies yet at all to say that it can. (I asked.) So I'd still go with the triple-action (hydromycin) as it has been used for years with known results.
That being said, personally I'd want to use Wazine and follow up with ivermectin as to me it's more important to get the adults and larva and miss some eggs than leave larva in their systems which will just become infective. Worms can make their way into eggs.