capillary worms? Hair worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by chalidobrenz, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. chalidobrenz

    chalidobrenz Chirping

    Apr 6, 2014
    Help please!
    Can hens become infected with capillary worms after 4 months of age? I've heard they can't, but I wanted to make sure, because I am treating a sickly hen for worms based on symptoms, and I know capillary worms require specific wormer. I'm thinking it's more along the lines of a hair worm.. Has anyone had experience with this?
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Hairworms, threadworms, capillary worms...all the same, just different names. Capillary worms can infect 4 month old birds. Only a fecal sample taken to a vet's office can determine if they're capillary worms or other types of worms you're dealing with. In any case, I recommend Valbazen for first time worming. It gets rid of all known types of worms that chickens can get. It slowly kills worms over several days preventing toxic dead worm overload. Administer orally undiluted using a syringe without a needle. Dosage is 1/2cc for standard size birds, 1/4cc for smaller birds. Repeat dosing in 10 days. Give your 4 month old hens 1/2cc orally.

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