Hello. I have two mini flocks of girls (2 Barred Rocks, 1 Delaware, 1 Australorp and 1 Buff Orpington) that have not yet been put together. The Rocks and Delaware are almost three years and the other two are right around 15 weeks. So of course, this is when my older girls turn up with their first case of worms! I'm about 98% sure they are roundworms (small wiggly, round, not flat and definitely white in runny poo). I've read SOOOOOO much on treatment in the past two days my eyes are crossing, and a lot of what I'm reading is confusing. I was hoping if I posted my treatment "plan" someone might let me know if it should do the job?!?!
For the older girls I was going to start with Wazine 17 to kill the bigger worms. One oz per one gallon water. I plan on only doing this one time and then after the two week withdraw time, dose them with Valbazen 1/2 cc orally per bird once with another two week withdraw time.
For the little ones I plan on only treating them with the Wazine 17 as a precautionary measure. They are currently in my basement and have shown no signs of worms, but I know a lot of folks worm their 16 wk chicks, so I thought it couldn't hurt before sending out with the older girls starting in around 5 weeks.
Does that sound like it will work or is the Wazine 17 on the older girls overkill? Would the Valbazen alone work on them? Or should I do the Wazine 17 and go for the cheaper route of Ivermectin Pour On after the two week withdraw of the Wazine 17?
Help! I'm on information overload!