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Best thing for getting rid of roundworms in chickens & also preventing??

Discussion in 'Nutrition - Sponsored by Purina Poultry' started by oliviaandjosh4, Feb 28, 2015.

  1. oliviaandjosh4

    oliviaandjosh4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have found roundworms in my chickens' poop on 2 different occasions here recently so now I am looking into a de-wormer. I will only use one that allows me to still eat their eggs. I am looking into either Rooster Booster Multi-Wormer or Durvet Strike III Poultry dewormer. Anyone ever used either of these? What do yall use to treat your chickens? Also, I am wanting to prevent them from getting worms again and I am looking into using DE around the coop/run and possibly adding it to feed every now and then. Anyone else use this? I am wanting any suggestions on de-wormers, yall's experiences with DE, and any extra supplements/vitamins/natural organic products yall use with your chickens to keep them healthy. Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dawg53

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    DE will not prevent nor treat worms, it will empty your wallet or purse though...been there done that long ago. The Rooster Booster Multi-Wormer and Durvet Strike lll are basically the same thing and kill the same types of worms that chickens get ie; large roundworms (what you saw in feces,) cecal, and capillary worms. Since you dont want to discard eggs after worming, then use either one of those two products. Simply follow the directions on the label.
    I prefer to use valbazen, safeguard, pyrantal pamoate...zimectrin gold strictly for tapeworms. These wormers normally have a 14 day withdrawal period after the last dosing.
     
  3. oliviaandjosh4

    oliviaandjosh4 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Thanks for your reply. So DE has no benefits?
     
  4. MrsBachbach

    MrsBachbach Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Not on worms, I don't think so. I've used it to dust my hen house for lice or mites. I think it is good for that as long as the product stays dry. It might possibly be beneficial in destroying worm eggs in the soil if you have enough of it in your dirt and, like I said, your ground stays dry. DE works by cutting exoskeletons of insects and they basically die by drying out. Doesn't work if it gets moist which is why I don't think it is effective internally for worming.
     
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  6. bwolfe

    bwolfe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    how often should you worm your chickens and have you ever heard of using vinegar and onions?
     
  7. SaxaSime

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    Putting Apple Cider vinegar (2tbsp/per4L) will help them to stay healthy amd prevent them from diseases and illnesses. You will probably only need to do that once a month as it is quite effective.
     
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  8. bwolfe

    bwolfe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok so apple cider vinegar does help with round worms but what about other worms and does onion help I well I've hear it did but wasn't sure
     
  9. SaxaSime

    SaxaSime Just Hatched

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    I'm positive it helps fight against most if not all worms. I've never heard anything about onions helping chickens but I will be doing some research about that as it sounds interesting. :/
     
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  10. bwolfe

    bwolfe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Ok thanks I will to so if you find something out let me know and if I find something I'll do the same

     

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