De worming a flock with small chicks

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  1. SunnyCalifornia

    SunnyCalifornia Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a flock of 10 LF layers that free-range together. One hen has two chicks about 3 weeks old. I've noticed some unusual tiny worm-like things in "somebody's" poo over the last couple days, and since I've never dewormed, in over a year, I'm thinking I might do so.

    What is the best thing to use with a flock with a couple tiny chicks? If I use the Wazine in the water, will the dose be detrimental to the babies? Should I use Ivermectin instead? or tablet dewormers, and only give it to the adults?

    I'm okay with the disposal of eggs for a couple weeks. My biggest concern are the babies. I don't want to do anything detrimental to their well being.

    Thank you for all your advice! BYC has never let me down!! [​IMG]
     
  2. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    Quote:They are maggots. Your chicks are too young to have an infestation of worms. Worm your other chickens with valbazen liquid cattle/sheep wormer or safeguard liquid goat wormer.
     
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  3. FarmerRob

    FarmerRob Chillin' With My Peeps

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  4. dawg53

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    Quote:DE isnt a wormer.
     

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