de-wormer for ducks

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by Billy-jean, Feb 17, 2014.

  1. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I want to deworm my ducks this spring,and wondered what other people use? I have ivermectin pour on,and have DE in their feed for life..what else can I use?
     
  2. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I just feed my flock spaghetti squash & pumpkins galore.
     
  3. saladin

    saladin Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I never give waterfowl of any type wormers.
     
  4. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I heard some people never worm,,is this safe for them? My oldest duck is 4,,and the others are a bit younger,and I never have dewormed them either,but I had someone tell me I really should every spring and fall. I'm confused...I don't want them overloaded with worms which might cause health issues??
     
  5. subhanalah

    subhanalah Overrun With Chickens

    I wouldn't worm unless your ducks present with symptoms. Then I would incorporate a twice yearly worming regime since the eggs can live in the soil for years and years through heat and freeze.

    ETA I try to err on the side of natural immunity and believe that using medications can weaken a flock. If they are healthy, why go mucking about with it!
     
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  6. HollyDuckFarmer

    HollyDuckFarmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What subhanalah said. Yep.
     
  7. Going Quackers

    Going Quackers Overrun With Chickens

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    Exactly. Animals are far over medicated, over vaxed today. All we're doing is building up immunities and getting "super bugs" no different with people. KISS plan is best.
     
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  8. Billy-jean

    Billy-jean Chillin' With My Peeps

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    ok :)
     

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