Okay.. Ivermectin Pour-on. I picked it up today and am going to treat tonight assuming I can get this worked out. There seems to be conflicting information all over the cursed place, so I wanted to bounce it off you guys first. These seem to be the most accepted standards I could find, agreed?
1 drop - OEGB sized small bantam female
2 drops - OEGB sized small bantam male
3 drops - average bantams
4 drops - large bantams, small commercial fowl
5 drops - most commercial fowl, small giant hens
6 drops - giant breeds of chicken
Mature: I have New Hampshire Reds, Isa Browns, Black Star. I don't think they are very big chickens... they are about a year and a half, I am thinking 4 drops?
Pullets: 2 Leghorns that are about the same size as my mature hens, and the other pullets are still small. They are all in the vicinity of 20 weeks. I am thinking 4 drops for the Leghorns, and 3 drops each for the other pullets?
Rooster: Also about 20 weeks, about the same size as my mature hens, so thinking 4 drops there as well.
Does this sound good?
A few other questions, thank you to anyone still with me here, teehee...
Egg tossing. I have read that some do, some don't, I am going to play it safe and toss for a couple weeks. I have also read though that you can feed the eggs to the chickens, good idea? Bad idea? Could this overdose them?
Coop. Should I rake out the straw and replace it now before dosing them tonight? Wait until after they are dosed and do it tomorrow? I will coat the place in DE again after replacing everything. In theory, there is only straw in the nest boxes, but that doesn't last more than a day, lol. Dirt floor.
Thanks in advance for any advice!
Edited by Juise - 7/10/12 at 5:49pm