De worming chickens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by mtn_penny, Aug 25, 2010.

  1. mtn_penny

    mtn_penny Out Of The Brooder

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    I know many recommend Wazine but I have been looking at the Rooster Booster http://www.roosterboosterproducts.com/product/50101 it does not have the restriction on the eggs that the Wazine does.

    But I am wondering how often do you typically de-worm? And has anyone used the Rooster Booster? Any luck??
     
  2. mtn_penny

    mtn_penny Out Of The Brooder

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    Also for those that worm with DE how much per bird and again how often do you worm?
     
  3. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    What worries me about that is is contains both calcuim and calcuim carbonate. Calcium should only be offered free choice, and could be harmful if not . I think there adding too much calcuim in this product, and it would do more harm then good. Plus its 19 $ plus shipping ! Wazine would be cheaper than that. And plus it is proven. Which brings us to DE. There is No scientific proof that DE Actually is effective in worming chickens. Which is why its good as a preventative, but not as a trusted wormer. Which is why when you re-worm invermectin pour on is a great choice.
    I use it for all my birds.
    As far as how much to use it i do it every 6 months.But thats because i show and mine are in contact with other birds. But if you depend on the eggs, i would do it once a year. You have to wait 14 Days before you eat the eggs on both products.

    Here is a great article on calcuim: http://www.backyardpoultrymag.com/issues/5/5-4/calcium_should_only_be_offered_free-choice.html

    Goodluck
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    Mark
     
  4. write2caroline

    write2caroline Chillin' With My Peeps

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    What about feeding them red pepper flakes. I read here they won't hurt the chickens and will kill the worms.
    Caroline
     
  5. dawg53

    dawg53 Humble

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    DE is useless as a worm preventative because it gets wet in the chickens innards, ask any vet about using DE as a wormer. Red pepper flakes might be a preventative, but not a treatment for an infestation.
     
  6. usschicago1

    usschicago1 Suburban Cochins

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    Quote:I agree. , there just not Proven , so no-one really knows how effective they are. I think there effective little of the times.
     
  7. Lollipop

    Lollipop Chillin' With My Peeps

    Quote:I have no confidence at all in DE and I think those who claim success with it have never had a problem to begin with. The cayenne pepper that Caroline is talking about is excellent. It doesn`t kill the worms, but they make a hasty retreat. Chickens don`t have the heat resceptors like other animals. They eat it like candy. Worms, on the other hand, heh, heh. Look at it this way, pepper in the front, worms run out the back.. It doesn`t hinder egg consumption as does Ivermec, either. It`s natural...........Pop
     

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