chicken dropping full of small white worms?

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by db, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. db

    db Out Of The Brooder

    Jun 27, 2011
    I have 26 chickens, barred rock, americauna, while leghorn, Rhode island reds and australopes. They are about 7 mo. old molting above tail feathers, eat and drink well, do grooming, but I keep seeing some droppings with small white almost like rice size white things, alot in some droppings. I believe they are worms. They do not move they are not thread like, and I have no vet here that does a fecal exam for chickens.........HELP!!!! My girls lay eggs daily though are not producing as many only 12-16 eggs a day. They are active they are in an enclosed pen about 28'x30'. They are on dirt. Their hen house floor, which is one piece vinyl with shavings is cleaned daily with 1/4 new shavings added each day. Nests are cleaned, railings cleaned, new food twice day with greens, veggies, fruit, and plain yogurt given alternately two to three times week. Water cleaned and filled twice day. So probably born with parasite or ate something beetle or? Anyway I want to worm them, I bought wazine 17 but directions for large flock and I only have 26. Anyone can give me dosage to give in water, and do I hold feed ? I love my girls and respect them I do not want to harm them so any advice I would greatly appreciate. I will throw eggs away after for 14 days or longer if needed.
  2. Ksane

    Ksane Overrun With Chickens

    Jun 21, 2011
    Wazine only takes care of roundworms, nothing else. It may be tapeworms you're seeing as they're the only ones you'll see with the naked eye. Although a bad enough roundworm infestation would be visible also. I would use the Wazine and then follow up 10 days later with Valbazen (kills all worms) or Fenbendazole (kills all but tapes). The dosage for Wazine 17 is 1 ounce per gallon of water, give it to them as their only source of water for 24 hrs. People say not to eat the eggs for 2 wks afterwards but I figure if it's that unsafe for us to eat the eggs then it's too unsafe for chickens to be dosed with. And chickens deal with it fine by the thousands. So don't eat the eggs for 2 wks if it makes you feel better. Doesn't stop me though.
  3. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    Quote:Like these?
  4. Covey Rise Plantation

    Covey Rise Plantation Out Of The Brooder

    Nov 27, 2010
    Quote:Why 24hrs ? Why not just give the wazine as the first drink in the morning then take it away from them that afternoon?
  5. harmona1

    harmona1 Out Of The Brooder

    Aug 27, 2010
    Quote:That's what I just saw in my chickens' poo. I assumed tapes, but wasn't sure if poultry got them (and these look different from the ones in dogs/cats, so I assumed a different species at least). What do you use to treat with?
  6. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

    Nov 27, 2008
    Jacksonville, Florida
    I suspect "db" is dealing with tapeworms, "rice size white things." Wazine, safeguard are useless against tapeworms. I recommend dosing with valbazen. Administer orally 1/2cc to standard size birds and 1/4cc to smaller birds. Redose 10 days later and redose 10 days after that. A 4th dosing may be required as well.

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