Anyone know how to deworm chickens?

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  1. goosegirl6

    goosegirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Can anyone tell me how to get rid of Tapeworms in my chickens? Asuming they have them. I treated them for roundworm, but now I worry about tapeworm, even if they do not hurt anything, who wants worms living in their chickens? [​IMG] Looking for sugestions that really work. Thank you!
     
  2. goosegirl6

    goosegirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks a lot! I looked at that and got plenty of answers![​IMG]
     
  3. Judy

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  4. dawg53

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    You'll know if your chickens have tapeworms when you see segments in feces:
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  5. TXchickmum

    TXchickmum Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Yep. Tapeworms are obvious. I like Zimecterin Gold to treat tapes. -has worked very well for our flock. -chickens are coming up on two years of age. We've wormed about four times (and only when we've seen segments in their waste).
     
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  6. Judy

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    Ah, good to know.
     
  7. goosegirl6

    goosegirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Do you always see segments in their droppings, even if it is just a light infestation? I always thought thet the chickens would eat them before I got to see them. Or do they not always bother with parisitic worms?
     
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    You can only see segments from tapeworms in feces, not from other types of worms. Each tapeworm segment contains hundreds of eggs. The eggs are deposited into/onto the soil and eaten by insects/earthworms. Chickens then eat the infected insects and chickens become infected completing the tapeworms lifecycle. Light infestation? No such thing. Worms cause internal damage to chickens and they can carry many different types of worms as I mentioned. When you see worms in feces, there's already an infestation. It means their digestive tract is overloaded with worms with no place to go, only out the rear end.
    Here's a photo with large roundworm infestation inside an intestine. One roundworm can lay a thousand eggs in one day to be excreted onto the soil.
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    goosegirl6 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Wow! Some pictures! So where can I get this medicine for tapes and what is it called?
     

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