Any advise for worming a large flock? And Vent Gleet..

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  1. Glos Girls

    Glos Girls Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Have been reading everything I can find here on worming, seems the only way to ensure proper worming is one by one.. Is there any other way of worming a larger flock?
    Our original girls are fine, 90 in all. We recently purchased 60 - 1 yr. old hens from a farmer who could no longer care for them. (yes, they are separated from our first flock) We are sure the new ones have worms & some have Vent Gleet so will be treating for both.
    Any advise would be so very welcome, what is usually a wonderful & relaxing is turning into stress & WHY did we do this .. Also with any treatment what is the "no egg" duration? We sell our eggs.. Thank you & will welcome all advise.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    I really don't know. I do my 30 by making bread cubes and putting 0.5 ml of Valbazen or safeguard in each. But I can mark them off as I do them.

    I wonder if Dawg53 has any idea.
     
  3. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    That's good idea, what do you mark them with?
     
  4. SunkenRoadFarms

    SunkenRoadFarms Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I use Valbazen as well in the fall when they come in from pasture, but with a straight syring shot in the mouth. I have to mark my leghorns with blue or green food coloring to keep track. A couple still have a few green feathers from December's deworming.
     
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  6. chickybuddy100

    chickybuddy100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    (If your eggs have "poop" on them then you need to worm them) For worming i take 100% food grade diatomatious earth (the white not GREY) and then I take a coffee can with their feed in it and put 2 tablesptablespoons of diatomatious earth for 2-4 days and that works 100%(you can get diatomatious earth from your local feed store but make sure its white ...if not don't use it)
     
  7. aart

    aart Chicken Juggler! Premium Member

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    Absolutely not true.........poop happens worms or not, DE does nothing when wet.
     
  8. chickybuddy100

    chickybuddy100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    It works for me so I hope it works for the person that asked the question and tons of people do this so yea PS:you put it in feed not water so it doesn't get wet
     
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  9. aart

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  10. chickybuddy100

    chickybuddy100 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok well it works for me and @Glos Girls
    I hope it works for you if you try it ... and nomatter what anyone else says ...it works
     
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