Best Dewormer For the Backyard Flock

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by City Chicks 13, Mar 4, 2015.

  1. City Chicks 13

    City Chicks 13 Out Of The Brooder

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    Hi I need to deworm my flock and I am wondering which is the best dewormer to buy. What brand is the most effective? How offten should I use it? Also how young is too young to deworm for chicks?
    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. seminolewind

    seminolewind Flock Mistress Premium Member

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    Hi, I would not worm chicks younger than 4 months old. Most worm-interested people use Valbazen, and worm twice at 10 days apart. Safeguard is really good too but I think it's worming 5 days in a row. I'm sure Dawg53 will be along to help-he's the worm guy!
     
  3. dawg53

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    Valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer is the best wormer on the market for chickens. It slowly kills worms over several days preventing toxic dead worm overload due to internal worm blockage. It kills all types of worms chickens can get including flukes. Administer it using a syringe without a needle. Dosage is 1/2cc orally undiluted for standard size birds, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Repeat dosing 10 days later. If tapeworm segments are seen in feces, it will require a different worming procedure with the valbazen.
    You can worm chicks as early as 8 weeks old, IF they've been on the same soil. How often or when you worm your birds depends on soil conditions. If the soil is warm moist/wet, frequent wormings may be required. Cool, cold soil or rocky mountainous soil may require less frequent worming. It's the same for hot desertlike soil/sand.
     
  4. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    My pet hens get Vinger.You can use this on your chicks,not too much,not too little.
     
  5. dawg53

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    Despite the popularity of vinegar and giving it undiluted to a chick or a chicken, it will burn their esophagus. Diluted vinegar is ineffective as a wormer
     
  6. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have never used wormers you guys have suggested (simply cause it's a waste of time),and from the looks,it is somewhat effective....
     
  7. tjo804

    tjo804 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    If using the Valbazen do you have to not use eggs for a period of time?
     
  8. casportpony

    casportpony Team Tube Feeding Captain & Poop Inspector General Premium Member

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    Wormng is a waste of time?

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  9. LoveThemBirds

    LoveThemBirds Chillin' With My Peeps

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    No,buying the wormer is when I had to big bottles of Vinger in the kitchen.But I only used like not even.half of it and it really took big change in the hens...
     
  10. dawg53

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    I've used ACV and my birds still got worms. It's misinformation that apple cider vinegar prevents worms, not even somewhat effective. Here's a thread for you to read that BYC member Michael Apple explains why it's ineffective:
    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/780568/another-reason-probiotics-are-favored-over-acv
     

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