de-worming/ spring routines?

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by cchicks4, Feb 15, 2019.

  1. cchicks4

    cchicks4 Chirping

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    What does everyone use for deworming their ducks. I have ivermectin for cattle can this be used on ducks? What spring routines do you use with them to keep them healthy with the changing temps / conditions? We live in Canada. Also, doing my first hatch of ducklings. Does anyone vaccinate?
     
  2. chickens really

    chickens really Crazy Call Duck Momma

    I have never wormed any of my Birds. I'm in Canada too.
     
  3. cchicks4

    cchicks4 Chirping

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    okay thank you. I never have either. But last spring I seemed to have the worst luck with parasites in my chickens. This is my first spring with the ducks and I really dont want to go through all the work again. Thanks.
     
  4. Miss Lydia

    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

    Then I’d worm your whole flock, just because one person doesn’t worm doesn’t mean that’s the right thing to do for your flock especially if you have had parasites in the past.
     
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    Miss Lydia ~Delight yourself in the Lord~

  6. Kkrista123

    Kkrista123 Songster

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    Apple cider vinegar raises the levels of natural acid in the tummy making it impossible for any worms to survive. If you wanted a natural dewormer, add ACV to their water! (ACV works to keep poultry and humans healthier in more than just a de-worming aspect!!!)
     
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  7. Banditschickens

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    How much Apple cider Vinegar do you use per gallon of water?
     
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  8. Kkrista123

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    4 Tbsp per gallon is a good rate to go at. I only have 1 duck so I just throw some into her water once in a while but a lot of people like to use 4 tbsp to a gallon once a week or once a month. A lot of people also prefer organic ACV for their poultry and themselves just because you know exactly whats in it! It does add acid levels in the tummy though so too much is a bad thing for poultry and people!
     
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  9. Chick-N-Fun

    Chick-N-Fun Almy Acres Farm

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    I put 1 TBSP of ACV per 1 gallon of water almost daily. I have never had to worm my flock......but I never had an issue with parasites either......
    Good luck! Spring can’t get here soon enough! :th
     
  10. Banditschickens

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    Thank you both for your replies to my question.
    I really can't cant wait for the water{Rain} to turn off.
    Tired of the giant mud puddle my place is.

    Aside question ? Wonder if it works for dogs/cats?
     

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