Originally Posted by schellie69
Originally Posted by vachicks
I just had a chicken squat beside me and poop this morning and it was full of spaghetti like worms! EWWWW, sure is making it hard to get down my breakfast this morning...not eggs Oat Bran I haven't seen this in any other poop. I know I need to worm now. I also have a pair of ducklings maybe 4 weeks old they are separated from the chickens can/should I worm them also?
Since you have never wormed start with wazine in the water then 10 days later follow with a second wormer I used safeguard paste last year a pea size on a piece of bread for each chicken. I don't know about ducks you will have to do some research on those. I think the ducklings are to young. Then set up a worming schedule that works in your area. I know some that worm once a year some worm every 3 months. Since it freezes here I only worm once a year. good luck Also after each wormer give some yogurt mixed with cat food a couple of days after each worming.
To the op I would go with a 14 day withdraw of eggs.
I researched safeguard and it says it's for horses and dogs, not chickens. I cleaned out the coop this morning and had several piles of "normal poop" and then a very runny, yucky looking reddish colored mass of poop. Literally looked like mushed up tiny earthworms, but not alive. Then, while I was cleaning THAT up, one of the rhode island reds shot poop out and it was liquidy, not solid, but since they pee/poop from the same hole, I'm not sure what to think now, lol! I may just go with the wormer from tractor supply and throw the eggs away for 30 days or give them to my neighbors for their dogs coats. I'm sooooo confused on what to use!