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Vaccines and worming for ducks and geese?

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My chickens are vaccinated for Mereck's. What, if any, vaccines or worming  do I need for my ducks and geese?

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I worm my geese twice a year with horse wormer. The kind that comes in the tube. It seems to work well, but use it in small portions. Think of the wormer, meant for a 1000 lb horse, in relative size to your much smaller goose.

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I breed Large Buff Dewlap Toulouse geese, LF Salmon Faverolles and LF Blue Salmon Faverolles. I ship eggs. Email if interested. : )

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I am a proud member of FFA, the Future Farmers of America
I breed Large Buff Dewlap Toulouse geese, LF Salmon Faverolles and LF Blue Salmon Faverolles. I ship eggs. Email if interested. : )

My website http://napoleonwaterfowlfarm.webs.com/ and my new updated photos for 2012 here http://jorgensenwaterfowl.webs.com/apps/photos/

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Geese are very resistant to almost everything.  They do not need vaccinations and I've never wormed mine.  I rescued a very bedraggled, malnourished goose last year, took her to the vet and had them do a fecal for parasites.  I expected she'd be full of them.  Nope, not one.

They can and do get sick, but it is very rare if your environment is safe and their nutritional needs are met.  That's the cool thing about geese (and ducks too), they are tough if you get their environment and nutritional needs taken care of smile

Eleven Ameracauna girls, one Polish roo, three Rouen ducks, one d'Anvers Blue Quail hen, two American Lavender geese and one Embden girl.  Two llamas and three Nubian dairy goats a bit further out in the pasture . . .
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Eleven Ameracauna girls, one Polish roo, three Rouen ducks, one d'Anvers Blue Quail hen, two American Lavender geese and one Embden girl.  Two llamas and three Nubian dairy goats a bit further out in the pasture . . .
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