De-worming laying hens

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by PeepersMomma93, Sep 3, 2016.

  1. PeepersMomma93

    PeepersMomma93 Out Of The Brooder

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    I've had hens for 3 years and this is the first time I've ever seen a worm in their poop. I'm picking up Safeguard Goat De-Wormer tomorrow morning and I will give it to all my girls. I was wondering if anyone knows the dosages for chickens? I have 6 adult hens, 5 hens almost old enough to lay, and one silke. My second question is how long do I need to wait before I can sell the eggs again? All help is very appreciated [​IMG] Thank you
     
  2. PeepersMomma93

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    Also if anyone knows how it is administered I Would appreciate that information as well. It says it is a liquid de-wormer and it is the exact brand I that was recommended on another thread
     
  3. PeepersMomma93

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    The active ingredient in it is Fenbendazole,I hope that helps
     
  4. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Dosage for Fenbendazole (Safeguard, Panacur) is 1/4 ml per pound for 5 days in a row. Egg withdrawal is 14days after last dosage.
     
  5. PeepersMomma93

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    I've seen several people on here say that they do a second dosage after the first egg withdrawal is over, is that reccomended?
     
  6. Wyorp Rock

    Wyorp Rock Overrun With Chickens Premium Member

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    Can you refer to a specific thread.
    Generally depends on the de-wormer used and how it is administered.
     
  7. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    The wormer i bought said that there is not withdrawal on chicken eggs.... It is a poultry and pig wormer and it only had a pig withdrawal saying you can't eat the meat within a few weeks. That is only mine though...
     
  8. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    A pare of iggerent nubee queschuns heer:

    1. Do the worms ever get inside the egg? [​IMG]
    2. What is "egg withdrawal"?
     
  9. AustralorpsAU

    AustralorpsAU Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I don't think worms can get inside an egg but i don't know that for sure. That would be [​IMG]
    Egg withdrawal is the amount of time that you can't eat the eggs after worming or treatment of some sort for health issues. The withdrawal amount might be 14 days so in those 14 days you dispose of any eggs and do not consume them!
     
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  10. FlyWheel

    FlyWheel Chillin' With My Peeps Premium Member

    Thankee much! [​IMG]

    We never stop learning, does we?
     

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