Clueless About Wormer

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by audra72, Sep 16, 2012.

  1. audra72

    audra72 Chillin' With My Peeps

    We know it's time to worm our birds for the first time. I'm reading so much and now I'm confused. We don't know which product to use....something that goes in the water or something we put on their necks?
    We have read about throwing away eggs for 14 days after. Is that true?! I hope not.

    Help....i dont know what to use and i would hate to waste eggs.
     
    Last edited: Sep 16, 2012
  2. ChicKat

    ChicKat Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

    This post probably has the latest and greatest info on worming from the post by dawg53, he has a lot of expertise on worming products.

    https://www.backyardchickens.com/t/708626/verm-x-experience#post_9647664

    The egg discard period is for safety of the egg eaters... you wouldn't want to purchase a product in the store that had something unknown in it.... ;O) I have heard that some folks will eat the eggs after use by some wormers...but certainly not sell them. A vet told me that the discard period is incase a human consuming the egg would have an alergic reaction to the active ingredient in the wormer product.
     

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