De worming

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by Gloria o, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. Gloria o

    Gloria o New Egg

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    I take care of my hens everyday and saw worms they are long and thin what kind are those? And what should I use I heard wazine. And is it safe to eat the eggs when they have worms.
     
  2. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Sounds like roundworms. Wazine isn't as effective as it used to be. The best anthelminitcs to use would be Albendazole or Fenbendazole. Valbazen suspension is dosed with a syringe fed orally without a needle or soaked on a piece of bread. http://www.qcsupply.com/540291-valbazen-suspension-500-ml.html
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    Most feed stores carry it. Dosage is .08 cc per pound of bird. .5 cc is fine for a 5 lb chicken. Dose once and again 10 days later to kill any newly hatched intestinal worm eggs. Give poultry vitamins-probiotics for 2-3 days after each deworming.
     
  3. Gloria o

    Gloria o New Egg

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    Thank u are the eggs safe to eat? While they have worms?
     
  4. Michael Apple

    Michael Apple Overrun With Chickens

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    Eggs should be safe as worms don't enter the reproductive system. Crack a few eggs and if you don't see any worms in them, take a chance, lol. It should be alright. Once you administer the Albendazole, 2 weeks is the standard withdrawal time.
     
  5. dawg53

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