Originally Posted by LisaYolkUm
Originally Posted by SilkieSensation
Quite possible if they have been outside. Look for moving bugs. They are tiny & depending on what kind, may be black, brown, red or sandy colored. If it moves, it's a bug. Treat it if it moves.
the tsc did not have SEVIN powder....................they did have some garden and poultry powder but I did not buy it because it had all these warnings on it about how dangerous it is for humans to breath in etc etc...............sounded like hazardous materials for ME>
I am not sure if I am recalling the name of the active ingredient correctly..........please forgive this attempt............but I think it was something like pethermin? I know that is not really it..........but close.....
I will have to check what I have...........
I have used some powder to keep the smell of the coop down...............and I clean with a combination of vinegar and water in a spray bottle..........I also have DE yet have heard the full range of opinions on that...............
Stake----I am not really sure what you meant on your post.............??
Ivermectin (Ivomec, Frontline) is great for lice, mites, worms, ticks, fleas, etc...
I just set all the eggs for a couple days after treating but there are several people here who have said they eat them with no withdrawl period. Ivermectin is the same medicine used to treat worms in humans, so for all the more dose you will get in a couple eggs it's not going to hurt you at all. The generic, Ivermectin, is about 1/3 to 1/4 the namebrand price. Use .5 ml for a full size bird, .25 for juveniles or bantams & just a couple drops for chicks. Split dose & apply near vent, under wings & back of neck on bigger birds & just pick a location for babies.
Permethrin is the active ingredient in Sevin, but as already stated Sevin is not recommended for animal use because it also contains other ingredients. There is Permethrin that is specifically for poultry but I have found it to be more expensive & require a much higher dosage to treat than Ivermectin & there is also a withdrawl period required for eggs since it is not safe for human use.
Originally Posted by wingstone
What would you do ???
pigeons were out in full force today,,, They live in our silo....noticed a fresh pile of poo from one of them and thought I saw roundworms in it,,,, I hate to toss eggs but would you go ahead and worm everybody,,,, I also hate to medicate when not needed, but these pigeons are here and if they have worms it's a good chance everyone does...
I searched like an idiot walking around the pens looking at poo, didn't see any, but.........
is there any kind of worm med that does not have a withdrawal time...
Originally Posted by chippysmom327
See you guys at the Uniontown swap!!! I have long brown hair and will have a red little wristlet with white flowers on it
Don't be afraid to come say hi because I love meeting you guys!
I went twice last year when I still lived closer. Wish I had a car!!!