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If you want to find out if your birds have internal parasites before using a dewormer, take a fecal sample to a veterinary clinic to have a microscopic exam done. Even if they don't see chickens, the procedure is the same as for dogs, cats, horses, etc.and the parasite eggs are similar. Can be well worth the $.

Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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Home of the world's cutest dachshund, one crazy blue heeler, two cats,
              one fat pony, and many (but not too many!) chickens

              Can anyone tell me, how many are too many chickens?

 

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post #32 of 39
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Originally Posted by AmiableHen 

Hello Dawg53.  I just found this thread, and am very glad I did.  Could you tell more about the other wormers you have tried after using the wazine first, and also....do have an online supplier that you use?  I too am a fan of SpeckledHen....have been researching for advice on coccisidiosis as some chicks I bought Tuesday have it, and her information will be very helpful.


I dont use wazine anymore. I use valbazen to worm my chickens because it kills all known worms they get. I follow up in 10 days with another dose of valbazen or safeguard liquid goat wormer. I also use eprinex on occasion and I have safeguard paste available. I have had zimectrin gold, quest plus, equimax, ivermectin pour on, but no longer. I now limit it to valbazen, safeguard and eprinex.
Jefferslivestock.com carries these wormers. Hope this helps.

post #33 of 39

Thank you, thank you, thank you for this thread.  I found roundworms in my hens' stool, and it has been impossible to find a definitive answer on how to effectively and safely deworm a chicken!

This is so helpful.

post #34 of 39

Dawg----I'm sitting here with a sick hen in my lap.  She was fine until a few days ago, then became very lethargic, not eating, tail down....  Her poop is small green chunks surrounded by mucus and white pee.  I don't see worms, but suspect them.  She's 18 weeks old and had not begun laying.  The rest of the flock seems fine.  I gave her scrambled eggs and plain yogurt yesterday along with moistened feed, and she ate enough to fill her crop, but it doesn't seem to be passing through.  Her crop was full this morning and there's little solid in her poop.  You said in a previous post that it was dangerous to kill all worms at one time, so you used wazine first and a broad spectrum wormer two weeks later, but in a subsequent post, you said that you start with a broad spectrum.  Or maybe I misunderstood... My hen has never been wormed and, as I said, I'm not certain that she's got worms.  Any advice would be appreciated.  She's a precious pet hen.  I live in Nashville, TN and she does free range part of the day, so she's had plenty of opportunity to pick things up from the ground.  I've changed my avitar to a picture that I just took of her on the porch.  She's an awesome girl who I can't stand the thought of losing so soon. 

Thanks!  

Ginger


Edited by nashvillechick - 7/12/12 at 8:41am
post #35 of 39
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Originally Posted by nashvillechick View Post

Dawg----I'm sitting here with a sick hen in my lap.  She was fine until a few days ago, then became very lethargic, not eating, tail down....  Her poop is small green chunks surrounded by mucus and white pee.  I don't see worms, but suspect them.  She's 18 weeks old and had not begun laying.  The rest of the flock seems fine.  I gave her scrambled eggs and plain yogurt yesterday along with moistened feed, and she ate enough to fill her crop, but it doesn't seem to be passing through.  Her crop was full this morning and there's little solid in her poop.  You said in a previous post that it was dangerous to kill all worms at one time, so you used wazine first and a broad spectrum wormer two weeks later, but in a subsequent post, you said that you start with a broad spectrum.  Or maybe I misunderstood... My hen has never been wormed and, as I said, I'm not certain that she's got worms.  Any advice would be appreciated.  She's a precious pet hen.  I live in Nashville, TN and she does free range part of the day, so she's had plenty of opportunity to pick things up from the ground.  I've changed my avitar to a picture that I just took of her on the porch.  She's an awesome girl who I can't stand the thought of losing so soon. 

Thanks!  

Ginger

I used to use wazine as a first wormer, but not anymore. Wazine only treats large roundworms. If a chicken excretes large roundworms, that normally means that most likely the chicken is infested with them. The wazine paralyzes all those worms all at once to be excreted. The paralyzed worms backup in the chickens systems clogging it resulting in dead worm toxic overload to the chicken and will cause death to the chicken. I now recommend valbazen as a first wormer. Valbazen kills all known worms that chickens can get. There isnt any dead worm toxic overload with valbazen. Valbazen slowly kills worms over a period of several days. It's one of the safest wormers on the market for worming chickens.

It's possible your bird might have worms, you can worm her if you wish, use valbazen. There could be other reasons why she's lethargic; there's the possibility of eggbound (maybe a malformed egg at her young age)...cocci is also a possibility, a crop issue, check her for lice/mites especially under the wings and vent area.

post #36 of 39

Hey There Dawg..... I realize this is a very old thread but please tell me exactly how you use the Valbrazen with your chickens. I was going to use Wazine but have seen that you no longer use that wormer. I typically give Ivermectin in water but I'm reading that I probably need to change around what I use so as not to cause a resistance issue with the wormers. I treat my flock quarterly after learning that twice a year wasn't enough. I lost a couple hens to worm infestations and it was a slow go getting the rest of the flock back up to really good health. I am very careful to watch them for it here in middle Ga. Worms can sure cause terrible suffering for chickens that's for sure!

post #37 of 39
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Originally Posted by Suskm View Post
 

Hey There Dawg..... I realize this is a very old thread but please tell me exactly how you use the Valbrazen with your chickens. I was going to use Wazine but have seen that you no longer use that wormer. I typically give Ivermectin in water but I'm reading that I probably need to change around what I use so as not to cause a resistance issue with the wormers. I treat my flock quarterly after learning that twice a year wasn't enough. I lost a couple hens to worm infestations and it was a slow go getting the rest of the flock back up to really good health. I am very careful to watch them for it here in middle Ga. Worms can sure cause terrible suffering for chickens that's for sure!


I'm not Dawg obviously but I use Valbazen also.  Give 1/2 cc to standard size birds, 1/4 cc to bantams.  Repeat the dose in 10 days.  Discard eggs until 10 days after second dose.

wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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wife to long suffering husband who has built more miles of fence, barns, coops and enclosures then one man should have to, two teenage boys, current flock of 13 assorted hens, 1 big red roo and a list of other assorted farm animals. 
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post #38 of 39

So you inject Valbrazen? Not a problem.... but can I treat in water? I have so many chickens! Can I get a witness?

post #39 of 39

I give mine in their mouth,with a syringe. If you have that many birds. I don't know how you would treat t them.as valbrazen is for cattle. When I first started raising chickens and seen worms in their poo.I treated them with wazine.that's for round worms. Back than I did not realize that they could pick up all kinds of worms.

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